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              The Salt of the Earth
               

              The Salt of the Earth (EPUB ebook)

              By Wittlin, Jozef; Translated by Corness, Patrick

              The classic pacifist novel by a major Polish writer, who was nominated for the Nobel PrizeAt the beginning of the twentieth century the villagers of the Carpathian mountains lead a simple life, much as they have always done. The modern world has yet to reach the inhabitants of th...is remote region of the Habsburg Empire. Among them is Piotr, a bandy-legged peasant, who wants nothing more from life than an official railway cap, a cottage, and a bride with a dowry.But then the First World War reaches the mountains and Piotr is drafted into the army. All the weight of imperial authority is used to mould him into an unthinking fighting machine, forced to fight a war he does not understand, for interests other than his own.The Salt of the Earth is a classic war novel and a powerfully pacifist tale about the consequences of war for ordinary men.Jozef Wittlin was born in 1896 and served in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War. His experiences inspired him to write The Salt of the Earth. Published in 1935 to great success, it received the Polish National Academy Prize, won Wittlin a nomination for the Nobel Prize, and has since been translated into 14 languages. Wittlin was also a translator and a poet, penning numerous essays including 'My Lwow', included in City of Lions, also published by Pushkin Press. With the outbreak of the Second World War he fled to France and then to New York, where he died in 1976.
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              ISBN 9781782274711
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              Released NZ 29 Nov 2018
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              The Salt of the Earth

              The Salt of the Earth (Paperback)

              By Wittlin, Jozef; Translated by Corness, Patrick

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              At the beginning of the twentieth century the villagers of the Carpathian mountains lead a simple life, much as they have always done. The modern world has yet to reach the inhabitants of this remote region of the Habsburg Empire. Among them is Piotr, a bandy-legged peasant, who ...wants nothing more from life than an official railway cap, a cottage, and a bride with a dowry. But then the First World War reaches the mountains and Piotr is drafted into the army. All the weight of imperial authority is used to mould him into an unthinking fighting machine, forced to fight a war he does not understand, for interests other than his own. The Salt of the Earth is a classic war novel and a powerfully pacifist tale about the consequences of war for ordinary men. With a foreword by Philippe Sands
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              ISBN 9781782274728
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              City of Lions

              City of Lions (Paperback)

              By Wittlin, Jozef; Translated by Lloyd-Jones, Antonia; By Sands, Philippe, QC

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              Portrait of a City in Two Acts: Lviv, Then and Now

              ISBN 9781782271178
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2016
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              The Salt of the Earth

              The Salt of the Earth (Hardback)

              By Wittlin, Jozef; Corness, Patrick

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              'Only the villages are asleep, the eternal reservoir of all kinds of soldiery, the inexhaustible source of physical strength' The villagers of the Carpathian mountains lead a simple life at the beginning of the twentieth century - much as they have always done. They are isolated ...and remote, and the advances of the outside world have not touched them. Among them - Piotr, a bandy-legged peasant, whose 'entire life involved carrying things'. A notional subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, all he wants in life is an official railway cap, a cottage with a mouse-trap and cheese, and a bride with a dowry. But then the First World War comes to the mountains, and Piotr is drafted into the army. Unwilling, uncomprehending, the bewildered Piotr is forced to fight a war he does not understand - against his national as well as his personal interest. In a new translation, authorised by the author's daughter, The Salt of the Earth is a strongly pacifist novel inspired by the Odyssey, about the consequences of war on ordinary men.
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              ISBN 9781782274704
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
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              City of Lions
               

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              By Wittlin, Jozef; Translated by Lloyd-Jones, Antonia; By Sands, Philippe, QC

              Portrait of a City in Two Acts: Lviv, Then and Now

              ISBN 9781782271819
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              Released NZ 27 Oct 2016
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