Books: From Conrad's Country

10 CONTEMPORARY POLISH STORIES (252 pp.)—Edited by Edmund Ordon, with an introduction by Olga Scherer-Virski —Wayne State University ($5).

Half of the ten Polish writers brought together in this book are living in exile. That is probably inevitable, since none of them seems to be gifted with the kind of talent a cultural commissar would find useful. The only line to which they hew is their personal vision of life. Except for two, these are stories born of a sad understanding of man's fate. Joseph Conrad is by that reason not too far removed from...

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