20 years of New Wave / Andrzej Stasiuk, László Garaczi

Literature

20 years of New Wave Andrzej Stasiuk: Nine (Dziewięć), László Garaczi: Metaxa – reading and discussion 10 September 2009 (Thursday), 6 pm Gödör Klub Budapest, V. Erzsébet tér

Thursday 10 September 2009, 8:00 pm

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20 years of New Wave

Andrzej Stasiuk: Nine (Dziewięć), László Garaczi: Metaxa – reading and discussion

On the first edition of the literature series presenting the first 20 years of tranformation at the previous Eastern-block countries.
Gábor Körner' guests are László Garaczi and Andrzej Stasiuki, whose last novel Nine (Dziewięć) describing post-transformational Polish realities in black colors has been published recently in Hungarian at Magvető Kiadó.

Project: Ágnes Bárdos Deák

Editor of the series: Éva Karádi (Magyar Lettre International)

Partners: Polish Institute, Szépírók Társasága and JAK.

10 September 2009 (Thursday), 6 pm

Gödör Klub
Budapest, V. Erzsébet tér

Entrance free.

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Andrzej Stasiuk: Nine (Dziewięć), translated by Gábor Körner, Magvető, 2009

Nine is a brilliant novel from one of Europe's finest writers. It tells ofa post-communist generation of young Poles among whom the strictures ofthe old collide daily with the freedom of the new, adrift in moral spaceand disconnected from family, neighbours, and friends. It is the story ofPawel, a young businessman, in debt to loan sharks, seeking help fromformer friends, many of whom are now prominent in the city's drug-dealingunderground. And of Warsaw, a hostile landscape of apartment blocks,factories, and suburban wastelands, 'a city that at nine-thirty goes toground, coming to a halt, and giving time to those who have nothing todo.' In prose that is at once colloquial and lyrical, Stasiuk portrays apeople in transition and a nation in the re-making. In the process, he hascreated an existential crime novel as well as a major work of art.