The Upright Heart

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Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
New Europe Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780990004387
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About the Author

Julia Ain-Krupa is the author of "Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile" (Praeger, 2010). She was born and raised in New York City, and spent her early years in Krakow, Poland. In 2012, she received a creative writing Fulbright scholarship to Poland, where this novel was conceived. She lives in New York City and in Krakow.

Reviews

""The Upright Heart"is a poetic, beautifully written novel that presents, in a moving way, the fates and memories of both Catholics and Jews creating their new reality inpost World War II Poland.The gifted young author shows here an unusually well-tuned sensibility."--Irena Grudzinska Gross, Princeton University
Praise for Ain-Krupa's previous book, "Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile"(Praeger):
"Julia Ain-Krupa surveys Polanski's career with the eye of an explorer and the heart of a connoisseur. . . . Her affection for his cinema shines through on every page." --David Sterritt, Chairman, National Society of Film Critics"
""The Upright Heart"is unlike anything I have ever read. It is hard for me to put into words how it is remarkable because, in surprising ways, this book exists in a place beyond words. It takes place in Poland. It is a family saga, a ghost story, and a perfect love story. World War II is the sinkhole around which the characters and events revolve, faster and faster--a feeling familiar to those of us who still have nightmares about the Holocaust. At the end of the tunnel are light, and stars, and understanding. I cried constantly while reading it, and remembered again, fleetingly, that life is impossibly precious, that reading is religion; it is one of the best things I've read."-- Liana Finck, author of"A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York
" ""The Upright Heart"is a poetic, beautifully written novel that presents, in a moving way, the fates and memories of both Catholics and Jews creating their new reality inpost World War II Poland.The gifted young author shows here an unusually well-tuned sensibility."--Irena Grudzinska Gross, Princeton University
Praise for Ain-Krupa's previous book, "Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile"(Praeger):
"Julia Ain-Krupa surveys Polanski's career with the eye of an explorer and the heart of a connoisseur. . . . Her affection for his cinema shines through on every page." --David Sterritt, Chairman, National Society of Film Critics"
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