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Of course, the Poles would rather play this role but.

Die Welt in German. In an interview with Wprost at the close ofhe again discussed Europe and, in particular, Germany.

Andrzej Stasiuk

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.

Which doesn’t mean, does it, that we must not remain vigilant. In other words, they need, how shall I put it, a bit of monitoring. 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. 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.

andrzen He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and its relationship with the West. 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 ztasiuk at the same time strangely symbiotic relationship.


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. Maybe it’s the Poles’ fate to be constantly meditating on their own fate in Europe and in the world. Together with his wife, he also runs his own tiny but now prestigious publishing business Wydawnictwo Czarnenamed for its location. Being a Pole means to live in perfect isolation.

I fear both the Germans and the Russians, Shasiuk despise 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: I wanted rather to write about geography, landscape, about the influence of material reality on the mind”. I don’t admire Germany. taksin

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The burgundy passports of Europe have spread across the region since this book first appeared taksm Being a Pole means to be the last human being east of the Rhine. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In addition to Stasiuk’s takksim books, Czarne also publishes other East European authors. 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. Views Read Edit View history.

Andrzej Stasiuk born 25 September in WarsawPoland is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Polish taisimjournalists and literary critics.


His eye is keen and his commentary as rich as they are throughout Nike Award Gdynia Literary Prize Besides writing, he spends his time breeding sheep.

My God, what would I be doing in France His experiences in prison provided him with the material for the stories in his literary debut of Entitled Mury Hebronu “The Walls of Hebron”it instantly established him as a premier literary talent. 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 taisim emotionally transfixing and revelatory as the tumult of a city crowd on the Indian subcontinent.

Polish Institute | Andrzej Stasiuk: Taksim (PL)

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrzej Stasiuk. Because for a Pole, the Germans are something like well-constructed machines, robots; while the Russians are already a bit like animals.

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