"Pornografia" is set in Poland during the war years. Why? Partly, because the climate of war is true to it. Partly because it is after all Polish - and although it appears to be invented, at first glance, it belongs to a small extent to the genre cheap romantic novel, of the type written by Rodziwicz?wna or Zarzycka (did this similarity disappear during later editing?). And partly to spite - to prompt [provoke?]
my native land to house in its breast other conflicts, dramas, ideas than those... ascertained by theory [I think he means World War II as a real fact and the debate about it]
I do not know this Poland at war. I wasn't there at the time. I have not seen Poland at all since 1939. I saw it as I imagined it. It is therefore an imaginary Poland - and don't worry about the fact that it is at times crazy, at times perhaps a fantasy, because that's not the point, and this is entirely irrelevant to what is going on here.
And one more point. Do not start looking for clues about the Armia Krajowa (in the second half of the novel), clues which are intended in a critical or ironic way. The AK can rely upon my respect for it. I made up the situation - which could occur in any underground organisation - since it facilitated the composition and enhanced spirit of the novel, in this instance rather melodramatically. AK or no AK, people are human - you can find a leader anywhere, a cranky coward, or a murder dictated by a conspiracy.