What are the best books by Polish authors?

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    #1The Street of Crocodiles

    The Street of Crocodiles

    The Street of Crocodiles is a realistic fantasy written by iconic Polish author Bruno Schulz. It was released again in 1992 with the translation by Celina Wieniewska. It is based on the author's colorful childhood.


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    Jonathan May
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Street of Crocodiles is a great book written by Polish author Bruno Schulz. Schulz is one of the best authors from Poland and all his books are well worth reading. It is a perfect blending of fantasy and reality with a focus on childhood and I didn't want to put it down when I started reading. Don't miss out on this gem."
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    #2Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language is a dramatic memoir written by renowned Polish author Eva Hoffman. It was originally published in 1989 and is about the author's struggles in making a name in America.


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    Kyle Taylor
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A timeless masterpiece. Eva Hoffman's story of migrating to America and the struggles and language barriers she encountered are riveting and thoroughly enjoying. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates fine literature."
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    #3The Journal of Countess Francoise Krasinska

    The Journal of Countess Francoise Krasinska

    The Journal of Countess Francoise Krasinska is a realistic but funny novel for young adults written by Klementyna Tanska Hoffman with the introduction of Marianna Rychloska. It was published in March 2012.


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    Edward Mendez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A great book if you'd like to read up on Polish history from the Polish perspective. Currently doing a piece on the Georgian era for school and this was just the book I was looking for. Shame it's not that popular."
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    #4The Elephant

    The Elephant

    The Elephant is a book containing a collection of short stories written by award-winning author Slawomir Mrozek. It was first released in 1957. It is a hilarious satire of Polish life under a totalitarian leader.


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    Jacob Walters
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A fantastic series of short stories from an author of Polish descent. If you're into lawyers keeping pets and critics getting sent to salt mines, this is for you. If you're looking for something a little on the normal side, find something else."
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    #5With Blood and Scars

    With Blood and Scars

    With Blood and Scars is a historical fiction book written by B.E. Andre. With Blood and Scars was published on November 29, 2014 by PebbleStone. The book follows Ania as she tries to find the answers to her life questions.


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    Sandra Reed
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "B. E. Andre is the author of this book and she was was born in Manchester, England, the child of Polish post-war refugee parents. The book isn't one I would read, as I'm not into war like books. However, those that like history and that theme would probably enjoy this book."
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    #6Put Them Through the Maze

    Put Them Through the Maze

    Put Them Through the Maze: The Secrets of How to Write the Ultimate Novel is a guidebook written by T. D. McMichael. It was released in December 2013. It is about how an aspiring novel can make his or her dream a reality.


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    Jessica Romero
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Couldn't find anything relating this author to being polish. Which is odd. The first couple of links link to Amazon but others brought up nothing."
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    #7Kaytek the Wizard

    Kaytek the Wizard

    Kaytek the Wizard is a children's picture book written by Janusz Korczak and illustrated by Avi Katz. It had the translation from Antonia Lloyd-Jones. It was released in August 2012. It is about a boy who found out he had magic powers.


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    Barbara Howell
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Kaytek the Wizard is an enchanting book as told by author Janusz Korczak of Warsaw, Poland. In the book, Kaytek gets powers that change the balance of his life. All throughout the book he is learning how to use those powers and changes his life for the better. It really is a good book and I think everyone young to old would enjoy it."
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    #8The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman

    The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman
    The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman is a historical fiction book written by Andrzej Szczypiorski and translated by Klara Glowczewska. The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman was published on March 21, 1997 by Grove Press. 

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    Amber Tucker
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a truly wonderful and inspiring story. If you are interested in the Polish culture and history, this novel is for you. The tale is captivating and you will be immersed into the main character's life immediately. You can tell that the author speaks from their own personal life."
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    #9The Jew

    The Jew

    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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    Evelyn Lynch
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I'll pass. This read was not as detailed as I thought it would be. I found it lacking detailed descriptions of events and people. I would not recommend this read, so dull and boring."
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    #10The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

    The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

    The Manuscript Found in Saragossa is a book by Polish author and political activist Jan Potocki in the 18th century. It is about a traveler trapped inside at an inn and met a number of people. It paints a realistic portrait of the human psyche. 


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    Joe Hamilton
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Great book if you love Polish culture! The travels he experienced were surreal and really let you see inside the human psyche."
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    #11Elegy For The Departure

    Elegy For The Departure

    Elegy For The Departure is a collection of poetry written by Zbigniew Herbert. it was originally released in 1999. It contains poems written from 1950 to 1990. 


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    Diya Sarin
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Great book. I loved it!"


Best What are the best books by Polish authors
1The Street of CrocodilesBooks 37 Paid
2Lost in TranslationBooks 33 Paid
3The Journal of Countess Francoise KrasinskaBooks 29 Paid
4The ElephantBooks 27 Paid
5With Blood and ScarsBooks 24 Paid
6Put Them Through the MazeBooks 23 Paid
7Kaytek the WizardBooks 21 Paid
8The Beautiful Mrs. SeidenmanBooks 19 Paid
9The JewBooks 16 Paid
10The Manuscript Found in SaragossaBooks 13 Paid

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