A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians
Maslowska is a phenomenon in Poland. Her first best-selling novel earned her acclaim at just 18.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Oberon Books
(first published 2006)
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Dorota Masłowska znów idealnie ukazuje mentalność polaków. Oczywiście nie brak tu ksenofobii, homofobii, szowinizmu, wulgaryzmów, przemocy i innych polskich realiów, które niestety wszyscy zbyt dobrze znamy. W końcu w każdym z Nas może siedzieć kanalia (A.Holland). Para ukazuje dwoje polaków bez perspektyw, którzy po dobrej imprezie w drodze powrotnej terroryzują napotkanych ludzi. Nie brakuje wśród nich 'leminga', żony bogatego męża, kelnerek w wiejskim barze, Pana Wieśka (mój ulubiony charakte...more
Bizarre and somewhat disturbing but what can I say, I'm a sucker for Maslowska's style. Yes, it's crude, vulgar, and somewhat appalling, and much like Wojna polsko-ruska is really about a bunch of fucked up drugged up youths and not much else, but it's also hilarious, and marvelously rendered. And there is something really fascinating about her twisted capitalist apocalyptica that really fascinates me. Also, there are some interesting experiments with genre and narrative time - this work, for in...more
Masłowska was born July 3, 1983 in Wejherowo, and grew up there. She applied for the University of Gdańsk's faculty of psychology and was accepted, but left the studies for Warsaw, where she joined the culture studies at the Warsaw University. She first appeared in the mass-media when her debut book Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną (translated to English as either White and Red in the U...moreMore about Dorota Masłowska...