The Mighty Angel
Publication Date: April 2009
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The funniest--and most poignant--book about alcoholism you'll ever read. Eighteen times Jerzy has woken up in rehab. Eighteen times he's been released. In rehab, he collects the stories of his fellow alcoholics in an effort to tell the universal, and particular, story of the alcoholic and his motivations.
Bill Johnston is Director of the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University. In addition to Jerzy Pilch, he has translated the work of Witold Gombrowicz, Magdalena Tulli, and Stefan Zeromski, among others. In 1999 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship for Translation, in 2005 he was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and in 2008 he won the inaugural Found in Translation Award--presented annually to the translator of the finest Polish-English literary translation of the year--for Tadeusz Rozewicz's New Poems.