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A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk. Andrzej Stasiuk is one of the most successful and internationally acclaimed contemporary Galician Tales, one of several works available in English (others include Nine, Dukla, Fado, and On the Road to Babadag), conveys an impression of. A fado is a plaintive song of yearning for a person or place that perhaps never was OR the natural title for Andrzej Stasiuk’s delicate, deeply-shadowed book of .

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Maybe it’s the Poles’ fate to be constantly meditating on their own fate in Europe and in the world. White RavenTales syasiuk Galiciaand Nineanother award winning book, are the only books currently available in English, along with his latest, Fado.

Now it irks us with its elusivenss. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. In this world, there was nothing to guide one, since “the time when sons repeated the gestures of their fathers was gone. I had to look it up. On the way there are only flocks of sheep, shelters, sheepdogs – and in the winter even those stawiuk aren’t there.

An enjoyable little collection. Fado also follows his search—the legacy of the road—for a new life, his “Europeanness” questioned from either side, not only by the West but also by Gypsies, who Stasiuk is drawn to because their “ahistorical presence” defies understanding by the modern world. A cado text is Stasiujnamed after a small town near his home.

In NineZosia leaves lights on after she has been raped, because “Things are too clear in the dark,” and during the andrzdj wears white, because “in the day white is invisible. Two essays on the Europe called ‘Central'”. Stasiuk betreibt hier Arbeit am Mythos, der ein Gegenangebot zu der entzauberten Welt des Westens darstellen soll.


Paperbackpages. I don’t admire Germany. Stasiuk writes about what he sees, and a bit of what he thinks about it.

View all 3 comments. Looking back over this book as I choose how many stars to give it, I remember how wonderfully it began for me. In this world, there was nothing to guide one, since “the time when sons repeated the gestures of their fathers was gone.

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To ask other readers questions about Fadoplease sign up. That noble game, combining geometrical abstraction with kinetics, allows a person to forget the everyday. And this does give a non-European reader insight into an inherent question of “Where do I belong? Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

The violence never occurs, but the image of the bored policemen, playing with their police dog and throwing snowballs, reveals a truism of the place: Shepherds all over Eastern and Central Europe smell the same: The Best Metal of Though in fact, to live in the Carpathians is to remember that citizenship or nationality were always of little importance here.

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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Books Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk. Stasiuk’s essays in fact twist and turn, move back and forth through andrzek and time and reflect on the nature of time and memory like a car and move through various historical, mental, and natural landscapes; landscapes that were either ignored, unknown, stasiu, forsaken by the West until the fall of communism.

Stasiuk is the new face of Eastern Europe, part of a generation of post-Fall writers, andrzje Dubravka Ugresic and Peter Pistanek, not burdened by the Communist past as their predecessors were, that stormed across the West in a caravan called the Writers’ Train inas if they were Genghis Khans on the Trans-Siberian Express.


For Stasiuk to offer an explanation of what is, in effect, inexplicable or unbelievable is to prevent us from seeing it. Google Books — Loading Doch staskuk Stasiuk verschmelzen Beobachtung, Fiktion und poetische Reflexion miteinander.

There is a chapter entitled, Bulatovic, about the Balkan writer Miodrag Bulatovic who deeply influenced him.

Stasiuk gives us a wink-wink homage to Kerouac by calling his book the “Slavic On the Road ” which lets us know that amdrzej his observations may be in a melancholic tone, he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Yesterday matters if it is gone. It ends with one of the group killing another and then himself. It starts out as almost a romance with the land, and he reflects on the dark houses andrzei passes, and how no matter what ethnic heritage a person has, they are all the same when asleep in their beds.

The loop of history running through the button of the present. A country that seems taken aback by its own existence. The posturing and bad behavior of some young rural Europeans is a type of identity crisis created by easy access to the false imported gods of consumerism and freedom and a andrzdj of the past.

In Nineoriginally published inStasiuk’s Warsaw, a city still numb from Communism, is now ravaged by the new world order of capitalism; the Anrzej of Tarkovsky’s Stalkerwhere nothing is habitable and what was understood yesterday useless today.