Andrzej Stasiuk





Andrzej Stasiuk


Born
in Warszawa, Poland
September 25, 1960

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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 active in the Polish pacifist movement and spent one and a half years in prison for deserting the army - as legend has it, in a tank. His experiences in prison provided him with the material for the stories in his literary debut in 1992. Titled Mury Hebronu ("The Walls of Hebron"), it instantly established him as a premier literary talent. After a col
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Fado

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Wschód

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Mury Hebronu

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Tales of Galicia

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Dojczland

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Taksim

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3.76 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Jak zostałem pisarzem

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4.08 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Grochów

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“To piękna rzecz przepierdolić kawał życia. Tę jedną, jedyną rzecz, którą się dostało. Na to trzeba mieć gest. Nie można być ściubolem, co to liczy każdą godzinę, że to trzeba tak, a to trzeba tak. Życie to w końcu strata jest.”
Andrzej Stasiuk
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“Sometimes I get up before sunrise to watch the way the dark thins out and objects slowly reveal themselves, the trees, the rest of the landscape. You can hear the river below and roosters in the village. The light of dawn, cold and blue, gradually fills the world, and it's the same in every place I've been.”
Andrzej Stasiuk, On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

“Travel is no more than a relatively healthy form of narcotic, after all.”
Andrzej Stasiuk, On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

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