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Andrzej Stasiuk

Fado

Original Polish title: Fado, published in 2006 by Czarne
(German title: Fado)
ca. 158 pages
Paperback
2008
Andrzej Stasiuk
Foto: Andrzej Stasiuk
© Brigitte Friedrich

Andrzej Stasiuk, born 1960 in Warsaw and raised there, lives in the Beskides since the year of 1986. He writes poems, stories, novels, also works as a journalist and script author and together with his wife Monika Sznajderman directs the publishing house Czarne located in Wolowiec. He has received numerous literary awards, among them the Samuel-Bogumil-Linde-Literaturpreis (2002), Polish Nike Prize (2005) for On The Road to Babadag, the Adalbert-Stifter-Prize (2005) and  the Vilenica prize (2008).

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»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.« (book description from the English edition by Dalkey Archive Press)

Other publications

Dojczland/Dojczland (2008)

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Unterwegs nach Babadag/On the Road to Babadag (2005)

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Mein Europa/My Europe (2004)

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Galizische Geschichten/Galician Tales (2002)

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Neun/Nine (2002)

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Die Welt hinter Dukla/Dukla (2000)

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