Letters From Prison and Other Essays

In This Review

Letters From Prison and Other Essays

By Adam Michnik
University of California Press, 1986
354 pp. $25.00

Adam Michnik has been in and out of prison, mostly in, since the imposition of martial law in Poland in December 1981. As a founder of KOR in 1976 and counselor to Solidarity from 1980 he has been at the center of antiestablishment politics for a decade. These letters and essays, which have been circulating underground, contain sober reflections on Polish history, analysis of recent events and judgments on people and institutions (especially the current regime), and statements of faith and conviction on questions of morality and human rights. They reveal his dedication to ideals of freedom and to political activism in the service of the Polish people. Michnik's writing comes through as sincere, inspired and, for his Polish readers especially, inspirational.

More Reviews on Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Republics From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.