This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Tadeusz Borowski, Jan Kott (Introducer), Barbara Vedder (Translator), Michael Kandel (Translator)

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Tadeusz Borowski’s concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line between normality and abnormality vanishes. Published in Poland after the Second World War, these stories constitute a masterwork of world literature.
  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 26th November 1992
  • 192 Pages
  • 134mm x 197mm x 13mm
  • 154g
  • £8.99