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No, I am not there now, but Adam D. emails me and requests this, so here goes: 1. Novel: Stanislaw Lem, Solaris, all about identity and erotic guilt.  Next in line would be any number of Isaac Singer novels, I don’t have a favorite offhand.  Soon I will try The Family Moskat.  Gombrowicz is probably […] The post My favorite things Poland appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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