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The Resource On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from Polish by Michael Kandel

On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from Polish by Michael Kandel

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On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe
Title
On the road to Babadag
Title remainder
travels in the other Europe
Statement of responsibility
Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from Polish by Michael Kandel
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
  • "Andrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar-sounding yet strangely evocative names. "The heart of my Europe," Stasiuk tells us, "beats in Sokolow, Podlaski, and in Husi, not in Vienna." Where did Moldova end and Transylvania begin, he wonders as he is being driven at breakneck speed in an ancient Audi--loose wires hanging from the dashboard--by a driver in shorts and bare feet, a cross swinging on his chest. In Comrat, a funeral procession moves slowly down the main street, the open coffin on a pickup truck, an old woman dressed in black brushing away the flies above the face of the deceased. On to Soroca, a baroque--Byzantine--Tatar--Turkish encampment, to meet Gypsies. And all the way to Babadag, between the Baltic Coast and the Black Sea, where Stasiuk sees his first minaret, "simple and severe, a pencil pointed at the sky." A brilliant tour of Europe's dark underside--travel writing at its very best"--
  • "A collection of travel narratives from Central and Eastern Europe by award-winning Polish author Andrzej Stasiuk"--
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Summary
Describes the author's journeys through Central and Eastern Europe and his encounters with the dark underside of numerous cultures
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10009624
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DLC
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1960-
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Stasiuk, Andrzej
Dewey number
891.8537
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kandel, Michael
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True
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  • Stasiuk, Andrzej
  • Stasiuk, Andrzej
  • Europe, Eastern
Target audience
adult
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travels in the other Europe
Label
On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from Polish by Michael Kandel
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Publication
Note
Originally published in Poland in 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010052592
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780151012718
Lccn
2010052592
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from Polish by Michael Kandel
Publication
Note
Originally published in Poland in 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2010052592
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780151012718
Lccn
2010052592
Other physical details
ill., map

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