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Moral Questions About Identity, Memory, and History Raised in New Novel by Polish Author.

Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews an English translation of the novel, "The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman," by Polish writer Andrzej Szczypiorski. Although it was a bestseller in Europe, the novel was banned in Poland because of the writer's involvement with Solidarity. With the recent political changes, Szczypiorski's book is now published in Poland and in July he was elected to the Polish Senate.

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Other segments from the episode on December 6, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 6, 1989: Interview with Isabelle Adjani; Review of Henry Purcell's album "The Fairy Queen"; Interview with Tom Shales; Review of Andrezej Szcypiorski's novel "The…

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