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Hłasko, Marek 1934-1969

Works: 222 works in 1,168 publications in 16 languages and 5,687 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Interviews  Diaries  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PG7158.H55, 891.8537
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The eighth day of the week by Marek Hłasko( Book )

115 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het naoorlogse communistische Polen lijkt het leven van een vierkoppig gezin uitzichtloos
The graveyard by Marek Hłasko( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A spokesman for those who were angry and beat, turbulent, temperamental and tortured ... In The Graveyard, Hlasko stabs his knife into the regime and draws it out dripping blood."--The New York Times "Hlasko's story comes off the page at you like a pit bull." --The Washington Post When Marek ;asko sent this novel to publishers in Poland in the mid-1950s, it was uniformly rejected. When he asked why, he was told: "This Poland doesn't exist." Long out of print, The Graveyard is ;asko's portrait of a system built on such denial and willful blindness. Factory worker Franciszek Kowalski is on his way home one evening after drinking with an old friend from the People's Army when he unthinkingly yells some insults at a policeman. His outburst is taken as criticism of the government, and he is arrested and then expelled from the Party. Kowalski attempts to rehabilitate himself by gathering testimonies from the men he had fought alongside, but each meeting with his former comrades takes him further into the underworld that he realizes has been there all along. Written midway through ;Hlasko's meteoric career, The Graveyard set its author and the Polish Communist government implacably against each other, and it's easy to see why: asko pulls no punches in portraying a regime that is maintained by constant surveillance, intimidation, and profound psychological manipulation. A classic novel of political disillusionment from one of Poland's seminal writers, an original "Angry Young Man" who lived fast, died young, and wrote brilliantly"--
Killing the second dog by Marek Hłasko( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert and Jacob are down-and-out Polish con men living in Israel in the 1960s. They're planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country. Robert, who masterminds the scheme, and Jacob, who acts it out, are tough, desperate men, adrift in the nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. Robert arranges for Jacob to run into the woman, whose heart is open; the men are hoping her wallet is too. What follows is a story of love, deception, cruelty, and shame, as Jacob pretends to fall in love with her. It's not just Jacob who's performing a role; nearly all the characters are actors in an ugly story, complete with parts for murder and suicide. Marek Hlasko's writing combines brutal realism with smoky, hardboiled dialogue in a bleak world where violence is the norm and love is often only an act."-- From back cover
Opowiadania by Marek Hłasko( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful twentysomethings by Marek Hłasko( Book )

84 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literaturnaya avtobiografiya "Krasivyye, dvadtsatiletniye"--Eto odnovremenno i biografiya tselogo pokoleniya, i kartina literaturnoy zhizni Pol'shi serediny 50-kh godov, i polnoye gor'kogo yumora, samoironii i nepoddel'noy boli opisaniye stranstviy siloy vyrvannogo izrodnoy sredy khudozhnika. V sbornik takzhe voshli rasskazy i povesti pisatelya."--Title page verso
Next stop--paradise by Marek Hłasko( Book )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All backs were turned by Marek Hłasko( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel of breathtaking tension and sweltering love, two desperate friends on the edge of the law -- one of them tough and gutsy, the other small and scared -- travel to the southern Israeli city of Eilat to find work. There, Dov Ben Dov, the handsome native Israeli with a reputation for causing trouble, and Israel, his sidekick, stay with Ben Dov's recently married younger brother, Little Dov, who has enough trouble of his own. Local toughs are encroaching on Little Dov's business, and he enlists his older brother to drive them away. It doesn't help that a beautiful German widow named Ursula is rooming next door. What follows is a story of passion, deception, violence, and betrayal, all conveyed in hardboiled prose reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, with a cinematic style that would make Bogart and Brando green with envy"--Back cover
Sowa córka piekarza by Marek Hłasko( Book )

55 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierwszy krok w chmurach : opowiadania by Marek Hłasko( Book )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cmentarze. Następny do raju by Marek Hłasko( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palcie ryż każdego dnia by Marek Hłasko( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social novel written by a young Polish émigré writer set at a small Californian airport
Brudne czyny by Marek Hłasko( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nawrócony w Jaffie ; Opowiem wam o Esther by Marek Hłasko( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata marymoncka by Marek Hłasko( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utwory wybrane by Marek Hłasko( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in Polish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wszyscy byli odwróceni. Brudne czyny by Marek Hłasko( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in Polish and Czech and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namiętności by Marek Hłasko( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilk : wydanie krytyczne by Marek Hłasko( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in Polish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilk to historia chłopaka z Marymontu, dorastającego w dwudziestoleciu miedzywojennym. Rysiek Lewandowski mieszka w biednej dzielnicy. Środowisko lumpenproletariatu to głównie złodzieje i bezrobotni, bezustannie szukający okazji do zarobienia kilku groszy. Młody człowiek, zapatrzony w westerny, szuka dla siebie szlachetnego wzorca do naśladowania, aby zmienić otacząjace go realia. Śni o lepszym życiu, nie do końca wiedząc, czym to "lepsze życie" ma być"--Back cover
Utwory wybrane by Marek Hłasko( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in Polish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folge ihm durchs Tal; Roman by Marek Hłasko( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
CHouasko, Marek.

Flasko, Marek

Flasko, Marek 1934-1969

Glasko, Marek.

Hlaska Marekas

Hlasko, Marek.

Hlasko, Marek 1934-1969

Hllasko, Marek 1934-1969

Marek Hłasko écrivain polonais

Marek Hłasko escritor polaco

Marek Hłasko Polish writer

Marek Hłasko polnischer Schriftsteller

Marek Hłasko polsk författare

Marek Hłasko polsk skribent

Marek Hłasko Pools schrijver (1934-1969)

Marek Hłasko scrittore polacco

Pŭllasŭk’o, Marek 1934-1969

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Pŭllasŭk'o, Marek 1934-1969

Xlasko, Marek

Марек Гласко

Хласко, Марек польский писатель

הלאסקו, מארק

הלסקו, מרק

חלאסקו, מארק

מארק חלאסקו

מארק חלאסקו סופר פולני

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흘라스코, 마렉 1934-1969

Polish (496)

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English (73)

French (29)

Spanish (27)

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