"Postscriptum Polonistyczne" Nr 1 (2017), s. 243-257
Andrzej Stasiuk’s collection of short stories Grochów (2012) is a sentimental reminiscence of
the author’s childhood and youth. Stasiuk recalls events from the past: happiness and ease are
replaced by pain, loneliness, sickness and death. The author of the article explains how the
feeling of emptiness and loss is created by the writer, for whom the idea of loss is the main
theme of the book. The aim of the text is to interpret Grochów, according to the category of
trauma and the attempt to present Stasiuk’s creativity through the torments of the past.