Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles (Paperback)

Author: Lipniacka, Ewa

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A polarized people

The Poles are either bubbling with life, or comatose; they love or they loathe. It is this total commitment to the occupation of the moment which earns them the reputation of being mercurial. As Hemar wrote in his song: ?If only Poles did systematically and economically what they do spontaneously, they would be perfect.?

Necessity is the mother of invention

Key national characteristics are adaptability, a knack for improvisation, and the ability to make the best of what is available. A good Polish cook is one who can make gourmet soup from a rusty nail.

The Polish touch

Devotion to style pervades all areas of life: the table might be rickety, but it is covered with a snowy tablecloth and decorated with a vase of flowers.

Never say never

When the Communists rather foolishly tried to stop the Poles practicing their religion, the churches filled to overflowing. ?Forbidden? is a term of encouragement to a Pole.

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Publisher Oval Books
Mfg Part# 9781906042448
SKU 211254630
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1906042446
Release Date 6/16/2009
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