Tommaso Fiore and the Crows of Warsaw

Alessandro Ajres

(Università di Torino)
E-mail: alessandro.ajres[at]
ORCID: 0000-0003-2100-3086
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2020.02.16
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2020, nr 1, s. 205-210

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The book is a commentary on the second trip that Tommaso Fiore made to Poland in 1953. He enthusiastically confronts what he considers to be enormous progress in comparison to his first visit (1948). Moreover, while speaking with some representatives of Polish society, he explores various topics, such as agriculture, the state-religion relationship, or the freedom of intellectuals. The text is a rare and detailed account of what was the Poland of the 1950s as seen from the perspective of a great historian.