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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.

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In this collection of essays, Polish writer Stasiuk presents vignettes from his travels to the villages and small towns of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Focusing on subjects ranging from a chance encounter with a Romany caravan in Romania to the activities of young Poles outside a gas station disco and his own musings over a century-old tourist map of Austria-Hungary, the author shows how this region's complex history is never far below the surface. Smartly written, wry, and insightful, this collection will appeal to readers who like travel writing that goes beyond listing places to go and things to see. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Andrzej Stasiuk, Poland's most accomplished living prose writer, takes readers into the "forgotten Europe."

About the Author

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 Różewicz'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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Stasiuk, Andrzej
Dalkey Archive Press
Johnston, Bill
Johnston, Bill
Europe, Central Description and travel.
Stasiuk, Andrzej - Travel - Europe, Central
Essays & Travelogues
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Dalkey Archive
Polish Literature Series
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8 x 5 x 1 in

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