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Zbrodnia - Józef Mackiewicz - Netflix
Józef Mackiewicz (April 1, 1902 – January 31, 1985) was a Polish writer, novelist and political commentator; best known for his documentary novels Nie trzeba głośno mówić (One Is Not Supposed to Speak Aloud), and Droga donikąd (The Road to Nowhere). He staunchly opposed communism, referring to himself as an “anticommunist by nationality”. Mackiewicz died in exile. His older brother Stanisław Mackiewicz was also a writer.
Zbrodnia - Works - Netflix
Mackiewicz's prose is extremely realistic: he believed that there are no untouchable subjects in writing. In 1957, he published Kontra, a narrative account of the particularly brutal and treacherous handover of thousands of anti-Soviet Cossacks back to the Soviets by the British soldiers in Austria; and in 1962 Sprawa pulkownika Miasojedowa (“Colonel Miasoyedov's Case”), a harshly realistic novel of the bombing of Dresden in World War II. His other best-known novels include: Droga donikąd (“The Road to Nowhere”), an account of life under Soviet occupation; Zwycięstwo prowokacji (“Victory of Provocation”) on communism; and W cieniu krzyża (“In the Shadow of the Cross”) on Catholicism. His voluminous output as a writer of fiction and a publicist has been undergoing a revival after many years of underground publishing and later marginal interest. The books have been slowly published since 1993 by the KONTRA Publishing House of London, UK, owned by Nina Karsov-Szechter. In 2009 Nina Karsov-Szechter received an award of the Union of Polish Writers Abroad as the editor of works by Józef Mackiewicz.
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