Fado (Polish Literature (Dalkey Archive))

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

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Born in Warsaw in 1960, ANDRZEJ STASIUK is the author of five novels and a collection of essays, Fado (2009). On the Road to Babadag wonthe prestigious Nike Award on its original publication in Poland in2005.

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“Stasiuk is . . . an accomplished stylist with an eye for the telling detail that brings characters and situations to life. . . . I caught a flavor of Hamsun, Sartre, Genet and Kafka in Stasiuk’s scalpel-like but evocative writing.” (Irvine Welsh - The New York Times)

“Readers find this author’s rough-and-ready tales of the Wild East so convincing that in the German-speaking countries he is now the best-known among contemporary Polish writers.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

“Starred Review. Stasiuk’s style of travel writing takes readers, in beautifully descriptive prose, to far and often remote corners of Eastern Europe. He is an alluring writer; the opening line of ‘Highway,’ the first essay in the collection—‘Best of all is night in a foreign country’—is a siren song guaranteeing the book will not be put down until the last page has been read.” (Booklist)

“[T]he book was so good it filled me with a strong desire to spend more time in the car parks of obscure provincial Polish towns. But it also filled me with an unexpected, new yearning.” (Daniel Kalder - The Guardian Books Blog)

“Stasiuk writes eloquently and with penetrating insight about the effect of the collapse of communism on the people of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the young...” (Carmelo Militano - PopMatters)

“[A] delicate, deeply-shadowed book of travels through the culturally blurred hinterlands of the former Eastern Bloc.” (J.W. McCormack - Bookslut)

“He gives us a true dispatch from Eastern Europe with the heart of a bohemian.” (Monica Carter - Salonica World Lit)

“[H]e writes a slow, meditative prose that allows him to perceive the ancient rhythms under this constant change.” (Daniel Trilling - New Statesman)

Fado is a must read for all.” (Agnieszka Macoch - Cosmopolitan Review)

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