Fado

ISBN-10: 1564785599
ISBN-13: 9781564785596
Edition: 2009
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Description: In this delightful collection of essays—by turns wry and reflective, wistful and witty—contemporary Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk turns his attention to the villages and small towns of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, and of course his  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.80" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

In this delightful collection of essays—by turns wry and reflective, wistful and witty—contemporary Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk turns his attention to the villages and small towns of Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Albania, and of course his native Poland. Stasiuk travels to places no tourist would think of visiting, and in his characteristically lyrical prose, lays out his own unique and challenging perspective on the fascinating, unknown heart of Central Europe. He reminds us of the area’s extraordinarily rich cultural and ethnic makeup, explores its literature, and shows how its history is inscribed permanently in its landscapes. Above all, he describes with fascination how past, present, and future co-exist and intertwine along the highways and back roads of the region.

Andrzej Stasiuk has received numerous awards for his work, including the Nike, Poland's most prestigious literary prize, for his 2004 collection of essays Traveling to Babadag. His 1999 novel Nine was recently published in English to great critical acclaim. Stasiuk also runs a publishing house, specializing in Central and Eastern European prose.

Bill Johnston is the leading translator of Polish literature in the United States. His translation of Tadeusz R�ewicz's new poems won the 2008 Found in Translation Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award.

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