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Anddzej writing, he spends his time breeding sheep. I don’t admire Germany. My God, what would I be doing in France Views Read Anndrzej View history. In Stasiuk’s own words, “[t]here is no individual, human story in this book [ After being dismissed from secondary school, Stasiuk dropped out of a vocational school too and drifted aimlessly, becoming active in the Polish pacifist movement and spending one and a half years in prison for deserting the army – in a tank, as legend has it.

If we can’t read our way around Europe, how will we ever find our place, our identity, within it?

I am simply interested in our part of the world, this central and eastern reality. Because for a Pole, the Germans are something like well-constructed machines, robots; while the Russians are already a bit like animals. This page was last edited on 8 Juneat Time is on the march after all, and now English readers can enjoy the rewards of Stasiuk’s entrancing attempt to stand in the way of progress.

Andrzej Stasiuk

It’s an exceptional writer who can rise ajdrzej such an impossible challenge” Independent “A Kerouac-style amble from the Baltic to the Adriatic” International Herald Tribune. I fear both the Germans and the Russians, I despise them both equally, and I admire them both. Maybe it’s the Poles’ fate to be constantly meditating on their own fate in Europe and in the world.

There are still places that insist the human condition is timeless Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrzej Stasiuk. Stasiuk frequently contributes articles to Polish and German papers. Zbigniew Herbert W. Die Welt in German. Andrzej Stasiuk born 25 September in WarsawPoland is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Polish writersjournalists and literary critics.


The burgundy passports of Europe have spread across the region since this book first appeared in In an interview, Stasiuk confessed his preoccupation with his area and a lack of interest in western Europe: His eye is keen and his commentary as rich as they are throughout In other words, they need, how shall I put it, a bit of monitoring.

So long live German nationalism. In an interview with Wprost at the close ofhe again discussed Europe and, in particular, Germany. Being a Pole means stwsiuk live in perfect isolation. They have really tried [to learn from the past] and are still trying, and Stadiuk say this without irony and with respect, [but] when there is a group, someone has to dominate, that’s how it is.

Nike Award Gdynia Literary Prize His experiences in prison provided him with the material for the stories in his literary debut of Which doesn’t mean, does it, that we must not remain vigilant. Stasiuk stasihk that he “always wanted to write a Slavonic On the Road and place it in a quite geographically limited and historically complicated space” [1]. He was born on 25 September in Warsaw.

I like Germany by contrast, it’s a world that is the opposite of ours. Entitled Mury Hebronu “The Walls of Hebron”it instantly established stasuik as a premier literary talent. In the guise of a grotesque crime story, Stasiuk presents two imaginary nations, symbolising Eastern and Western Europe and easily recognisable as Poles and Germans, who are entangled in an adversarial but at the same time strangely symbiotic relationship.

Retrieved 2 January Together with his wife, he also runs his own stasluk but now prestigious publishing business Talsim Czarnenamed for its location. I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”. Retrieved from ” https: He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and stasijk relationship with the West.

I just like to go there from time to time to see how matter is tamed and organised. InStasiuk continued to deal with the Polish-German topic in a travelogue titled Dojczlandin which he described his impressions of Germany from his reading tours there.

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Galician Talesone of several works available stasouk English others include NineDuklaFadoand On the Road to Babadagconveys an impression of the style developed by Stasiuk. Det finnes ingen vurderinger av dette produktet. Inlong before his literary breakthrough, Stasiuk left his native Warsaw and withdrew to the small hamlet of Czarne in the Beskidsa secluded part of the Carpathian mountain range in the south of Poland.

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Time breaks down as it is past; in his mind events cover space and time in an even, translucent layer” — Julian Evans Prospect “The emptiness, the disconnectedness and the stasis deep inside Europe can be as emotionally transfixing and revelatory as the tumult of a city crowd on the Indian subcontinent.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A similar text is Duklanamed after a small town near his home. What formally also underpins Stasiuk’s travels, and rather beautifully embodies his resistance to the future, is how his prose communicates the working of memory, mirroring its inconsequentiality.

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Dukla marked Stasiuk’s breakthrough in Germany and helped him build his most appreciative readership outside Poland, although a number of his books have been translated into several other languages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Without danger, without troubles, Poland is less alive[;] whenever nationalism comes knocking on the door, it feels better right away, it perks up and gets its strength back.

While White Raven had a straight adventure plot, Stasiuk’s subsequent writing has become increasingly impressionistic and concentrated on atmospheric descriptions of his adopted home, the provincial south-east of Poland and Anxrzej, and the lives of its inhabitants.