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My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life

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ISBN-10: 0743235983

ISBN-13: 9780743235983

Edition: 2009

Authors: Witold Rybczynski

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AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI DELIVERS A REVELATORY COLLECTION OF LINKED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS -- PART MEMOIR, PART FAMILY HISTORY -- ABOUT THE UPHEAVALS OF EUROPEAN LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II, HIS OWN INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES OF ART, MUSIC, AND ARCHITECTURE.Witold Rybczynski's parents and grandparents were a thriving, cultured family in prewar Warsaw, then a sophisticated European city. With the onset of war, their world fell apart. His mother and father made separate escapes, reuniting against many odds on a ship bound for Scotland from Marseilles.That people can lose everything, overcome stunning odds to survive, remake…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Witold Rybczynskihas written about architecture forThe New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, andSlate, and is the author of the critically acclaimed bookHomeand the award-winningA Clearing in the Distance. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, where he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.