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Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Granica , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Granica. Dec 09, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: required-reading. It's really weird - When I started this book all I could think about was 'Oh man, it's going to be so boring! Stupid school reading! But it turned out that it's really fascinating.
There are so many things that makes you wonder about the future of whole society and the human rece. It's challenging and meaningful and it's impossible just to 'read it'. You have to 'understand it', you have to 'feel it' you have to 'see through it'. Nov 21, Anna rated it it was amazing. Jan 08, Andy rated it liked it.
Zenon Ziembiewicz to skurwysyn. Cynka Czy ja wiem? Te postaci, don't start me on Zenek May 28, PM. Sep 11, Olaf rated it liked it Recommended to Olaf by: teacher since it was school assignment.
The biggest harm done to this book is forcing students to read it and overanalyzing it at school. Basicaly this book is about two people from different backgrounds who are attracted to eachother but in reality can only communicate through sex.
In the background you can see social and economical changes around 's in Poland. But as most of you should know relationships based on sex can't last especialy if he is young rich boy with a fiancee and she is a mere cook and reality can be quite hard The biggest harm done to this book is forcing students to read it and overanalyzing it at school. But as most of you should know relationships based on sex can't last especialy if he is young rich boy with a fiancee and she is a mere cook and reality can be quite hard.
This book is bit slow, and quite depressing but if you think story like this might interest you it is definitely worth giving it a shot. Oct 13, BukowyCzytajnik rated it really liked it. Apr 08, Mikuwashi rated it did not like it. Sep 26, Alice Blue rated it liked it. The book is a masterpiece, but oh god it was just so hard to read sometimes Apr 05, Shadowmaker rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Jul 04, Andrii rated it it was amazing Shelves: best-books , in-polish. Very engaging story of two children grown in different families with different values, but with almost the same destiny. Ideals fall and passions play important role in there lives. Heroes are trapped in the new coming world of Socialist revolutions. The book is very realistic and engaging - each of us could have been Zenon Ziembewicz or Elzbieta Biecka. Strongly recommend as warning message before having close relationship with person out of your social class.
Nov 18, joanna rated it did not like it. As much as I like books which focus on human psychology this one seemed to dwell on the source of motivation of the main characters way too much. Also, it was very boring and the way the ending od the book was relieved took away all of the feeling of suspense that could have been build along and used to catch the reader's attention.
Feb 21, Oliver Red rated it it was amazing. This book is complex, tells the story of Zenon Ziembiewicz, who despise his father, but in the end - ends just like him. Zenon tends to shift the blame for his failures on others. He can't confront with the societal opinion of him and his actions Nov 10, Marcin Pazio rated it liked it. Hard to understand story with great describes of reflections of characters. Feb 08, Kajman rated it it was ok.
Sep 03, alicja rated it liked it. Nov 28, A. Nov 13, Kasia rated it liked it. Bez zachwytu. Dec 28, Tomasz rated it did not like it. Czy to dziwne? Boundary Granica in Polish is a novel of the s, here splendidly translated into English for the first time by Ursula Phillips.
It's a modernist novel, by which I think is meant that there is no all-seeng dominant narrative position, and that the narrator's gaze and perspective shift from time to time. Although the main protagonist is male, it is about the lives of women, and especially about the dual standards applied to men and to women. Nalkowska was criticised in her lifetime for "extre Boundary Granica in Polish is a novel of the s, here splendidly translated into English for the first time by Ursula Phillips.
Nalkowska was criticised in her lifetime for "extreme amoral relativism", which probably says more about male critics' attitudes to women's writing than it does about Nalkowska's work, but let that pass. It's powerfully honest and authentic, and is a essential read for anyone who is even beginning to be interested in the literature of the 20th century.
Mar 08, Aga S rated it really liked it. One of the most interesting school readings. Content forces us to reflect about many things, thanks to the interesting psychological threads. Definitely worth reading! May 04, Anna rated it it was ok. The main character is under pressure of different social and moral situations and chanhes from an ambitious student into not entirely moral person what leads him to death. Aug 02, Turandot rated it it was ok.
Agata rated it it was ok Jun 20, Mworwa rated it liked it Jan 01, Julia rated it it was ok Nov 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Born into a family of intellectuals dedicated to the socialist cause, she studied in the Flying University and become one of Poland's most distinguished writers of prose, characterized by realism and psychological depth.
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