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

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

Label
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 by Michael Kandel
Creator
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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DLC
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1960-
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Stasiuk, Andrzej
Dewey number
891.8/537
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG7178.T28
LC item number
Z46813 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Kandel, Michael
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  • Stasiuk, Andrzej
  • Stasiuk, Andrzej
  • Europe, Eastern
Label
On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated by Michael Kandel
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1303071
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780151012718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1303071
  • (Sirsi) 1303071
  • (OCoLC)651912290
Label
On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe, Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated by Michael Kandel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1303071
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780151012718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1303071
  • (Sirsi) 1303071
  • (OCoLC)651912290

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