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Things I Didn't Throw Out (Paperback)

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An intimate, unconventional and very funny memoir about everything we leave behind


Lamps, penknives, paperbacks, mechanical pencils, inflatable headrests. Marcin Wicha’s mother Joanna was a collector of everyday objects. When she dies and leaves her apartment intact, Wicha is left to sort through her things. Through them, he begins to construct an image of Joanna as a Jewish woman, a mother, and a citizen. As Poland emerged from the Second World War into the material meanness of the Communist regime, shortages of every kind shaped its people in deep and profound ways. What they chose to buy, keep – and, arguably, hoard – tells the story of contemporary Poland


Joanna’s Jewishness, her devotion to work, her formidable temperament, her weakness for consumer goods, all accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a woman and, ultimately, her country.


Translated from Polish by Marta Dziurosz



BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaFamily history, tracing ancestors Publisher: Daunt Books Publication Date: 14/10/2021 ISBN-13: 9781914198021  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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