Gavin Lambert's review of "Garbo: Her Story" by my father, Antoni Gronowicz (July 15), is more of a character assassination of the author and his life work than a book review. . . .
Lambert writes, "Of his other works, I have been able to trace only a biography of Rachmaninoff." As a point of information, any major and most minor libraries contain copies of Gronowicz's books. For example, the University of Michigan Library at Ann Arbor possesses 10 different examples of his biographies, novels, histories and poetry.
Again, Lambert notes "an extensive two-volume encyclopedia of Polish literature" that makes no mention of Gronowicz. Lambert does not identify this work, so it is worth noting that Gronowicz won the National Poetry Prize while in his teens, but was forced to flee to the United States in 1938 because of threats to his life from Polish government supporters. "Who's Who in America," up to Gronowicz's death in 1985, is the handiest reference for biographical information.
So much for Lambert's piece, which purports to be a review of "Garbo: Her Story."