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Besides writing, he spends his time breeding sheep. In addition to Stasiuk’s own books, Czarne also publishes other East European authors.

There are still places that insist the human condition is timeless Being a Pole means to be the last human being east of the Rhine.

Retrieved 2 January If we can’t read our way around Europe, how will we ever find our place, our identity, within it? Which doesn’t mean, does it, that we must not remain vigilant. Views Read Edit View history. Stasiuk admitted that he “always wanted to write a Slavonic On the Road and place it in a quite geographically limited and historically complicated space” [1].

Being a Pole means to live in perfect isolation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In other words, they need, how shall Sfasiuk put it, a bit of monitoring. Together with his wife, he also runs his own tiny but now prestigious publishing business Wydawnictwo Czarnenamed for its location.

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Because for a Pole, the Germans are something like well-constructed machines, robots; while the Russians are already a bit like animals. I don’t admire Germany. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the guise of stasiiuk grotesque crime story, Stasiuk presents two imaginary nations, symbolising Eastern and Western Europe and easily recognisable as Poles and Andrzrj, who are entangled in an adversarial but at the same time strangely symbiotic relationship.


His accounts are fragmented, shuffled, continued later or not. My God, what would I be doing in France 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.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His eye is keen and his commentary as rich as they are throughout 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.

This page was last edited on 8 Juneat Two essays on the Europe called ‘Central'”. Maybe it’s the Poles’ fate to be constantly meditating on their own fate in Europe and in the world. He was born on 25 September in Warsaw. In an interview with Wprost at the close ofhe again discussed Europe and, in particular, Germany. Nike Award Gdynia Literary Prize Die Welt in German.

Det finnes ingen vurderinger av dette produktet. Entitled Mury Hebronu “The Walls of Hebron”it instantly established him as a premier literary talent. The burgundy passports of Europe have spread across the region since this book first appeared in I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”.

I just like to go there from time to time to see how matter is tamed and organised.

They have really tried [to learn from the past] and are still trying, and I say this without syasiuk and with respect, [but] when there is a group, someone has to dominate, that’s how it is. Galician Talesone of several works available in English others include NineDuklaFadoand On the Road to Babadagconveys an impression of the style developed by Stasiuk. 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 andrzzej.


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. A similar text is Duklanamed after a small town near his home. I like Germany by contrast, it’s a world that is the opposite of ours.

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I fear both the Germans and the Russians, I despise them both equally, and I admire them both. 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 Europe, and the lives of its inhabitants.

His experiences in prison andzrej him with the material for the stories in his literary debut of I am simply interested in our part of the world, this central and eastern reality. Zbigniew Herbert W.