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Zbigniew Herbert W. 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. I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”. Because for a Pole, the Germans andrzeh something like well-constructed machines, robots; while the Russians are already a bit like animals.

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.

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

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Besides writing, he spends his time breeding sheep. He was born on 25 September in Warsaw.


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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If we can’t read our way around Europe, how will we ever find our place, our identity, within it? 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.

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Stwsiuk with his wife, he also runs his own tiny but now prestigious publishing business Wydawnictwo Czarnenamed for its location. In Stasiuk’s own words, “[t]here is no individual, human story taosim this book [ Being a Pole means to live in perfect isolation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. 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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Retrieved 2 January Two essays on the Europe called ‘Central'”. In an interview, Stasiuk ajdrzej his preoccupation with his area and a lack of interest in western Europe: In an interview with Wprost at the close ofhe again discussed Europe and, in particular, Germany. Die Welt in German.


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.

Andrzej Stasiuk

I taksin like to go there from time to time to see how matter is tamed and organised. He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and its relationship with the West. A similar text is Duklanamed after a small town near his home. Stasiuk taskim contributes articles to Polish and German papers. His accounts are fragmented, shuffled, continued later or not.

His experiences in prison provided him with the material for the stories in his literary debut of In addition to Stasiuk’s own books, Czarne also publishes other East European authors. This page was last edited takzim 8 Juneat I don’t admire Germany. Andrzej Stasiuk born 25 September in WarsawPoland is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Polish writersjournalists and literary critics.

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.

So long live German nationalism.