The Last Supper

The Last Supper Winner of Found in Translation Prize given for the best translation of Polish literature to English language Inventive and ironic but riddling and elusive The IndependentSet in Gdansk twelve me

  • Title: The Last Supper
  • Author: Paweł Huelle Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781852429805
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of 2009 Found in Translation Prize given for the best translation of Polish literature to English language Inventive and ironic, but riddling and elusive The IndependentSet in Gdansk, twelve men have been invited by their mutual friend to model at a photographic session for a modern version of The Last Supper The histories of the men are revealed through theirWinner of 2009 Found in Translation Prize given for the best translation of Polish literature to English language Inventive and ironic, but riddling and elusive The IndependentSet in Gdansk, twelve men have been invited by their mutual friend to model at a photographic session for a modern version of The Last Supper The histories of the men are revealed through their thoughts on the day their wayward behavior is a reflection of the role of the church in Polish society today The reunion is disturbed as a wave of terrorist bombs paralyzes the city, creating upheaval and a sense of unease.Pawel Huelle is a novelist, playwright, and newspaper columnist who lives in Gdansk, Poland His previous books include Mercedes Benz and Castorp.Antonia Lloyd Jones is one of the best translators of Polish literature into English Her published translations from Polish include novels by Pawel Huelle and Olga Tokarczuk, short stories by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, and non fiction, most recently by Ryszard Kapuscinski and Wojciech Tochman.

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    1. I've never read Huelle before but this book has encouraged me to read more of him. It is an interesting book, well written with some beautiful vignettes that suck you in, grip you and leave you looking for more. There is an interesting story running through of an artist preparing for a photo-shoot of a group of his friends in order to produce a painting of the Last Supper. We follow a few of these friends, in the process having some of the corruption of Church and state revealed - often amusingl [...]

    2. A little bit meandering, and I felt like to really appreciate it, I would have had to be as learned as the author about early Christian history. But it touches on some other things that interest me more, such as the Yugoslavian conflict and post-Communism in Poland, plus it's mostly set in the area of Poland where I lived for four years, so I enjoyed it.

    3. I think as I flash back to scenes from this, I like it better than 3 stars. They feel visceral, like my own memories.

    4. A very tedious read. Pawel jumps right into the scene, and clearly expects the audience to be on the same cloud. Could have been more interesting should I have been more informed.

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