Welcome to Winter 2016! Welcome to Winter 2016!
Trail of Hope: The Anders Army, an Odyssey Across Three Continents Generals Sikorski & Anders in Iran, 31 km to Tehran, 4371 to Warsaw
1905, A Very Good Year 1905, A Very Good Year
The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945 The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945
Poetry
Buchenwald

Echoes of Tattered Tongues

John Guzlowski’s memoir in prose and poetry is a son’s beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, always moving tribute to parents for whom the war never ended.

Films
Three films at the EUFF

Three films at the EUFF

Poland’s “Bogowie” is a very exciting cardiology story. Really! Finland/Estonia’s “The Fencer” is about the graceful – but oh, so bourgeois – art of fencing. And a quirky doc about Shakespeare.

Commentary
1905, A Very Good Year

1905, A Very Good Year

For anyone who missed the grand party at the Metropolitan Opera on May 2, 1905, here is a report from Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris, who know everybody who is anybody in Polish California.

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board Winter 2016

Bulletin Board Winter 2016

Even if you don’t read Polish, check out this inspiring story in our new partner’s newspaper, GAZETA. The pictures and video will leave you in awe. More…

Winter 2016

Welcome to Winter 2016!
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter

Welcome to Winter 2016!

Welcome to Winter at CR, wherever you are. Chicago, Warsaw, California or on a dramatic journey across several continents. And maybe a bit of time travel — the 17th, the 20th and the 21st centuries.

Generals Sikorski & Anders in Iran, 31 km to Tehran, 4371 to Warsaw
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

Trail of Hope: The Anders Army, an Odyssey Across Three Continents

This is a war story that unites the fate of soldiers and civilians. Thank you, Norman Davies, for gathering the memoirs, the photographs, and the historian’s details, and telling the story with such élan. Now where’s the young historian who will break new ground and write a scholarly work on this neglected subject?

The Warsaw Uprising: A Noncombatant Survivor’s Memoir
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

The Warsaw Uprising: A Noncombatant Survivor’s Memoir

Miron Białoszewski’s memoir of the 63 days of terror endured by civilians during the Warsaw Uprising is a difficult but essential book. Kudos to NYRB for this new edition, translated by Madeline G. Levine.

Buchenwald
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Poetry

Echoes of Tattered Tongues

John Guzlowski’s memoir in prose and poetry is a son’s beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, always moving tribute to parents for whom the war never ended.

Remembrance, Commemoration, Education, and Celebrating Life
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

Remembrance, Commemoration, Education, and Celebrating Life

The Canadian segment of the March of the Living and the March of Remembrance and Hope, under the direction of Eli Rubenstein, commemorates, educates and celebrates life with love and respect for all people in our troubled world.

Jakub Lejbowicz Frank
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

Księgi Jakubowe (THE BOOKS OF JACOB)

Winner of Poland’s NIKE Award, Tokarczuk’s book is a spellbinding journey in a literary time machine to a mysterious era in the distant past. No English translation yet, but in the meantime, Małgorzata Dzieduszycka-Ziemilska’s review gives you a glimpse into a world at once historical, and surreal.

The Polish Hearst
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

The Polish Hearst

Early Polish immigrants to the United States had a voice — and a lively press to record it. Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann’s new book tells that story. Karen Majewski reviews.

1905, A Very Good Year
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Commentary

1905, A Very Good Year

For anyone who missed the grand party at the Metropolitan Opera on May 2, 1905, here is a report from Lynn Ludlow and Maureen Mroczek Morris, who know everybody who is anybody in Polish California.

The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945

Joshua Zimmerman’s groundbreaking book carries out “two fundamental tasks of the historian: restoring the buried sense of historical contingency and recognizing the human proportion of experiences still painfully fresh.” Tom Frydel reviews.

The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Books

The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland

For a fast forward to the 21st century, Joanna Mishtal’s aptly titled “The Politics of Morality” weighs in on contemporary issues seemingly just as contentious in Poland as in America. Jodi Greig reviews.

Three films at the EUFF
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Films

Three films at the EUFF

Poland’s “Bogowie” is a very exciting cardiology story. Really! Finland/Estonia’s “The Fencer” is about the graceful – but oh, so bourgeois – art of fencing. And a quirky doc about Shakespeare.

Bulletin Board Winter 2016
2016 Vol. 8 No. 1 - Winter / Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board Winter 2016

Even if you don’t read Polish, check out this inspiring story in our new partner’s newspaper, GAZETA. The pictures and video will leave you in awe. More…

PHOTO: Nevilley
2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall

Welcome to Fall 2015!

Welcome to autumn at Cosmopolitan Review! Our trumpets announce a long awaited film about Kościuszko; we review the highs and lows of a difficult era; and take a look at books old and new.