Marek Hłasko





Marek Hłasko

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born
in Warsaw, Poland
January 14, 1934

died
June 14, 1969

gender
male

genre

influences
Igor Newerly


About this author

One of the most popular Polish writers in the XX century. Author of numerous short stories and novels. Some of his works were adapted to films. His works were ruled by the idea of an evil dominating over good, inevitable loss of ideas in clash with the reality, as well as with masculinist point of view. He wrote about protest of a moral nature. In his works he depicted the lives of the lower classes as dominated by hopelessness and cynicism. His characters dream about changes which come out to be vain.
After initial approval of his talent, his nonconformism and critique of communism forced him to leave Poland, and he spent the rest of his life abroad (mainly in Israel, Germany and U.S.A.) He died in Wiesbaden (Germany) in 1969 The circumsta
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Average rating: 4.02 · 2,107 ratings · 53 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
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Pierwszy krok w chmurach
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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The Eighth Day of the Week
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Następny do raju
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Opowiadania
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Palcie ryż każdego dnia
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Sowa córka piekarza
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1968 — 5 editions
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Killing the Second Dog
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Cmentarze
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Wszyscy byli odwróceni. W d...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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“Teraz już nie ma na co czekać. Można pić bez złudzeń”
Marek Hłasko

“W sobotę centrum miasta wygląda tak samo jak i w każdy inny dzień tygodnia. Jest tylko więcej pijanych; w knajpach i barach, autobusach i bramach - wszędzie unosi się zapach przetrawionego alkoholu. W sobotę miasto traci swoją pracowitą twarz - w sobotę miasto ma pijaną mordę”
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“Samotny mężczyzna stanowi zawsze jakąś całość, której nigdy nie stanowi samotna kobieta; kobieta, która nigdy nie potrafi znaleźć oparcia u samej sobie — w swoim ciele, w swoich przyzwyczajeniach i w swojej głupocie — to właśnie, co potrafią miliony samotnych mężczyzn, którym wystarcza pies, pieniądze czy alkohol.”
Marek Hłasko, Brudne czyny

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