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POLISH BOOK DESIGN / POLISH IMMIGRANTS IN THE US: Przeklety Statek [Cursed Ship]

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8°, original illustrated front wrapper, 307 pp., contemporary marbled boards, brown cloth spine, green endpapers (binding slightly loose and scuffed on edges, title page cut with a tiny loss of lettering, endpapers partly split in gutters, otherwise in a good condition).

 

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A prolific Polish author Antoni Marczynski (1899-1968) was known for his short stories, columns, movie scripts and novels, often connected with the Polish living in New York. He travelled between Europe, Africa and America, until he immigrated to New York in 1938, where he died 30 years later.

In 1951, Marczynski’s works were banned by the Polish Communist censorship.

This novel, is a sequel to his popular book Niewolnice z Long Island (Long Island Slaves), on women, who turn into prostitutes, gangsters and shady business of Long Island.

Worldcat lists two institutional examples (National Library of Poland, Columbia University).

 

References: OCLC 864131910.

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