Translated by Bill Johnston
In this delightful collection of essays—by turns wry and reflective, wistful and witty— contemporary Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk turns his attention to the villages and small towns of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, and of course his native Poland. Stasiuk travels to places no tourist would think of visiting, and in his characteristically lyrical prose, lays out his own unique and challenging perspective on the fascinating, unknown heart of Central Europe. He reminds us of the area's extraordinarily rich cultural and ethnic makeup, explores its literature, and shows how its history is inscribed permanently in its landscapes. Above all, he describes with fascination how past, present, and future co-exist and intertwine along the highways and back roads of the region.
Nb of pages 176 p.
Publication Date 01 September 2009
Nb of pages 176
List Price $13.95
Stasiuk is the new face of Eastern Europe, part of a generation of post-Fall writers, including Dubravka Ugresic and Peter Pistanek, not burdened by the Communist past as their predecessors were
[Stasiuk] writes about ideas and images that are exceptionally difficult to grasp, define or even perceive. He is alert to the tiniest shifts and changes in the landscape, inward and outward
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Balkan
Genres : Fiction : Europe : Central Europe
Genres : Fiction : Europe : Eastern Europe
Genres : Nonfiction, Biographies and Memoirs : Memoirs
Countries : Poland