I’ve just bought this modernist novel online, ‘Choucas‘ by the late Polish author, Zofia Nałkowska, and I’m waiting for it to arrive in the post (can’t wait! / nie moge sie doczekac!)
It’s a new translation by Ursula Phillips, translator of Choucas. Zofia Nałkowska (1884-1954) was a writer, journalist, playwright and diarist. She was also an executive member of the Polish Literary Academy between the World Wars.
The novel’s set in a Swiss sanatorium and the patients are from different countries with different political view points. ‘Choucas’ is a type of blackbird found where the book is set.
I’d love to find a Polish copy so that I can read bits of it in Polish.
I’m also interested in ‘Medallions’ by Zofia Nałkowska. This is a collection of stories about the Holocaust published in 1945.