Polish Connection

The death of a ninety-year-old Polish politician in October renewed my longstanding interest in his country. I had not previously heard of Edward Szczepanik, but his obituary described his niche in history as the last prime minister of the Polish government in exile in London, which for forty-five years after the war preserved a ghostly continuity with the government of the prewar Polish republic.

In 1990, after the end of...

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Bernard Bergonzi is the author of A Study in Greene, among many other books of literary criticism.