Andrzej Stasiuk; Dukla; Opowieści galicyjskie
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
D. Nowacki, K. Uniłowski (red.), "Dwadzieścia lat literatury polskiej 1989–2009. T. 1, cz. 2, Życie literackie po roku 1989" (S. 151-171). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
A map of a literary life after 1989 contains an interesting point, namely works
by Andrzej Stasiuk. The author from Dukla is known not only in a wide circle of
readers, but also appreciated by experts, although at the same time arouses arguments
and belongs to the circle of a popular literature.
The article pays attention to the works by a writer from Beskidzie that were
published after 2000, in which the issue of Central Europe was raised. Referring
to an earlier discussion devoted to the very subject-matter, the author of the article
asks the question to what an extent Stasiuk’s “European” texts constitute a new voice
and different perspective. The analysis of the role of history, geography, borderlines,
marginal position of the region and problematic identity of its inhabitants allows
for noticing important and symptomatic changes in a Central-European reflection
typical of a contemporary literary life, and numerous repetitions and recollections
of older opinions.