I'd like to say sorry, but there's no one to say sorry to : stories
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Bye, Sean Gasper, translator.
Published
New York : The New Press, 2021.
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Book
ISBN
9781620976838, 1620976838
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viii, 136 pages ; 20 cm
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Harwich Brooks Free Library - AdultFICTION GRYOn Shelf
Wellfleet Public Library - AdultSHORT STORIES GrynbergOn Shelf

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Published
New York : The New Press, 2021.
Language
English
ISBN
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Originally published in Poland as Rejwach by Wydawnictwo Nisza in 2017.
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"Mikolaj Grynberg is a psychologist and photographer who has spent years collecting and publishing oral histories of Polish Jews. In his first work of fiction--a book that has been widely praised by critics and was shortlisted for Poland's top literary prize--Grynberg recrafts those histories into little jewels, fictionalized short stories with the ring of truth. Both biting and knowing, I'd Like to Say Sorry, but There's No One to Say Sorry To takes the form of first-person vignettes, through which Grynberg explores the daily lives and tensions within Poland between Jews and gentiles haunted by the Holocaust and its continuing presence. In "Unnecessary Trouble," a grandmother discloses on her deathbed that she is Jewish; she does not want to die without her family knowing. What is passed on to the family is fear and the struggle of what to do with this information. In "Cacophony," Jewish identity is explored through names, as Miron and his son Jurek demonstrate how heritage is both accepted and denied. In "My Five Jews," a non-Jewish narrator remembers five interactions with her Jewish countrymen, and her own anti-Semitism, ruefully noting that perhaps she was wrong and should apologize, but no one is left to say "I'm sorry" to. Each of the thirty-one stories is a dazzling and haunting mini-monologue that highlights a different facet of modern Poland's complex and difficult relationship with its Jewish past."--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Grynberg, M., & Bye, S. G. (2021). I'd like to say sorry, but there's no one to say sorry to: stories . The New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grynberg, Mikołaj and Sean Gasper, Bye. 2021. I'd Like to Say Sorry, but There's No One to Say Sorry To: Stories. The New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grynberg, Mikołaj and Sean Gasper, Bye. I'd Like to Say Sorry, but There's No One to Say Sorry To: Stories The New Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Grynberg, Mikołaj,, and Sean Gasper Bye. I'd Like to Say Sorry, but There's No One to Say Sorry To: Stories The New Press, 2021.

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