Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz

An old man—poet, playwright, essayist, and scholar—sifts through the broken fragments of his memory as he recounts what it was like to grow up in Warsaw during the German occupation of World War II. The result is Kinderszenen, a searing and controversial memoir by a major post-war Polish writer….

One of the most memorable works of fiction I’ve read in the last decade.

—John Wilson, former editor, Books & Culture