Farewells to Plasma

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Twisted Spoon Press, 2001 - Fiction - 141 pages
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Fiction. Few Polish prose writers of the past ten years have attracted as much delight and bewilderment as Natasza Goerke. Her stories, which are commonly fastened with predicates like "surreal," "grotesque," "ludicrous," "ironic," and "extravagant," call to mind the absurdist and parabolic work of Daniil Kharms, Slawomir, Mrozek, Clarice Lispector, and Antonio Tabucchi. FAREWELLS TO PLASMA is a selection of Goerke's short stories and prose from her three volumes in Polish "The transgression and abolition of borders, the permeation of East and West, tradition and modernity, dream and reality - these are the narrative coordinates of Goerke's universe, teeming with those who are wandering, searching, yearning - and, chiefly, loving"-S'ddeutsche Zeitung.

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User Review  - Malcolm - Goodreads

Twisted Spoon Press is a fabulous Prague-based publisher of little known in the English-speaking world central European writing. Alas, this is the only collection of Goerke's there is anywhere in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This would probably be fantastic in the original Polish. Since I'm reading the English translation, I found it good. Three of the stories are the type that make me happy to be able to read. Many of ... Read full review


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