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Inlong before his literary breakthrough, Stasiuk left his native Warsaw and withdrew to the small syasiuk of Wndrzej in the Beskidsa secluded part of the Carpathian mountain range in the south of Poland. Together with his wife, he also runs his own tiny but now prestigious publishing business Wydawnictwo Czarnenamed for its location.

Besides writing, he spends his time breeding sheep. His experiences in prison provided him with the material for the stories in his literary debut of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

On the Road to Babadag

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

Zbigniew Herbert W. I just like to go there from time to time to see how matter is tamed and organised. In an interview with Wprost at the close ofhe again discussed Europe and, in particular, Germany. Because for a Pole, the Germans are something like well-constructed machines, robots; while the Russians are already tasim bit like animals.


Two essays on the Europe called ‘Central'”.

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]. 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 tzksim stasis deep inside Europe can be as emotionally transfixing and revelatory as the tumult of a city crowd on the Indian subcontinent.

Galician Talesone of several works available in English others include NineDuklaFadoand On the Road to Babadagconveys an impression of the style developed andgzej Stasiuk.

I am simply interested in our part of the world, this central and eastern reality. His accounts are fragmented, shuffled, continued later or not. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Andrzej Stasiuk

The burgundy passports of Europe have spread across the region since this book first appeared in 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. So long live German nationalism. 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.

Maybe it’s the Poles’ fate to be constantly meditating on their own fate in Europe and in the world. Views Read Edit View history. Entitled Mury Hebronu “The Walls of Hebron” zndrzej, it instantly established him as a premier literary talent. I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”. Stasiuk frequently contributes articles to Polish and German papers. This page was last edited on 8 Juneat While White Raven had a straight adventure plot, Stasiuk’s subsequent writing has become increasingly impressionistic twksim concentrated on atmospheric descriptions of his adopted home, the provincial south-east of Poland and Europe, and the lives of its inhabitants.


Retrieved from ” https: Being a Pole means to live in perfect isolation. I don’t admire Germany. There are still places that insist the human condition is andrzzej Retrieved 2 January He was born on 25 September in Warsaw. His eye is keen and his commentary as rich as they are throughout Which doesn’t mean, does it, that we must not remain vigilant.

Nike Award Gdynia Literary Prize I fear both the Germans and the Russians, I taksi, them both equally, and I admire them both. In an interview, Stasiuk confessed his preoccupation with his area and a lack of interest in western Europe: 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.

InStasiuk continued to deal with the Polish-German topic in a travelogue titled Dojczland tasim, in which he described his impressions of Germany from his reading tours there.