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Fado

Fado

  • Title: Fado
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  • ISBN : 9781564785596
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 176 pages


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 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


Author Andrzej Stasiuk

Andrzej Stasiuk is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Polish writers, journalists and literary critics He is best known for his travel literature and essays that describe the reality of Eastern Europe and its relationship with the West.After being dismissed from secondary school, Stasiuk dropped out also from a vocational school and drifted aimlessly, became act




Fado Reviews (26)

  • Since we are now waist deep in the vast and rugged literary landscape of Eastern Europe, it s appropriate to introduce a book that is the ultimate travelogue to accompany us on our journey Fado by the Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk reads like a urban shepherd traversing the land around him not for an [..]

  • Translated by Bill Johnston.Winner of the Vilenica International Literary PrizeMy final impression, closing this book, was that Andrzej Stasiuk loves people His essay collection, Fado, demonstrates this as he examines the peoples of the former Yugoslavia and the other regions that form Central Europ [..]

  • Superb There are shades of Kapuczinski here and the short story style is absolutely right for Stasiuk Some of his images stand out forever I strongly recommend this book for anyone travelling in Eastern Europe The chapter on Montenegro is brilliant [..]

  • Stasiuk, Andrzej FADO 2006 Eng trans 2009 I had to look it up Fado is a kind of mournful Portugese song At first I thought it might be some untranslateable Polish word, but it wasn t This is a collection of what might be called travel pieces by this respected Polish writer Although the writing in tr [..]

  • I read this series of meditations on Eastern European life because, well, I know next to nothing about Eastern Europe which thus makes it a compelling location Incidentally, a few of the essays are about the seeming non existence of the region because the consensus seems to be that life, culture, po [..]

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