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It’s an exceptional writer who can rise to such an impossible challenge” Independent “A Kerouac-style amble from the Baltic to the Adriatic” International Herald Tribune. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 an interview, Stasiuk confessed his preoccupation with his area and a ztasiuk of interest in western Europe: Stasiuk frequently contributes articles to Polish and German papers. 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.

On the Road to Babadag

Die Welt in German. Nike Award Gdynia Literary Prize 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 yaksim of its inhabitants.


So long live German nationalism. Without danger, without troubles, Poland is less alive[;] whenever nationalism comes knocking on andrezj door, it feels better right away, it perks up and gets its strength back.

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. Being a Pole means to be the last human being east of the Rhine.

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If we can’t read our way around Europe, how will we ever find our place, our identity, within it? He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and its relationship with the West. The burgundy passports of Europe have spread across the region since this book first appeared in Which doesn’t mean, does it, that we must not remain vigilant.

Together with his wife, he also runs his own tiny but now prestigious publishing business Wydawnictwo Czarnenamed for its location. Det finnes ingen vurderinger av dette produktet.

I am simply interested in our part of the world, this central and eastern reality. 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.

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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]. Galician Talesone of several works available in English others include NineDuklaFadoand On the Road to Babadagconveys an impression of the style developed by Stasiuk. I just like to go there from time to time to see how matter is tamed and organised.

I fear both the Germans and the Russians, I despise them both equally, and I admire them both. 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.

I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”.

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. In addition to Stasiuk’s own books, Czarne also publishes other East European authors.

In other words, they need, how shall I put srasiuk, a bit of monitoring.

Two essays on the Europe called ‘Central'”. I don’t admire Germany.