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On the road to Babadag : travels in the other Europe

Author: Andrzej Stasiuk
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Andrzej Stasiuk; Andrzej Stasiuk; Andrzej Stasiuk
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrzej Stasiuk
ISBN: 9780099507147 0099507145
OCLC Number: 782988256
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2011.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: That fear --
The Slovak Two Hundred --
Răşinari --
Our leader --
Description of a journey through East Hungary to Ukraine --
Baia Mare --
Ţara Secuilor, Székelyföld, Szeklerland --
The sountry in which the war began --
Shqiperia --
Moldova --
The ferry to Galaţi --
Pitching one's tent in a new place --
Delta --
On the road to Babadag.
Other Titles: Jadąc do Babadag.
Responsibility: Andrzej Stasiuk ; translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.

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His journeys - by car, train, bus, ferry - take him from his native Poland to small towns and villages with unfamiliar yet evocative names in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova  Read more...

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"A eulogy for the old Europe, the Europe both in and out of time, the Europe now lost in the folds of the map, On the Road to Babadag is valuable reading for UK readers. If we can't read our way Read more...

 
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