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Bound by Cinema by Daniel Bird
Andrzej Zulawski Bomb 1

On the fiery filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski and his final work—Cosmos.

Bound by Cinema by Daniel Bird
Andrzej Zulawski Bomb 1

On the fiery filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski and his final work—Cosmos.

Late Saturday to Early Sunday by Olga Tokarczuk
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God created drugs with an addendum, a few minutes after midnight on Saturday night—in other words, on Sunday, when he wasn’t supposed to be doing anything anymore, for the work of creation had reached its end. Thus it might be said that God’s creation of narcotics was a violation of both law and order.

Kunicki: Water II from Runners by Olga Tokarczuk

“The island’s not that big,” says Branko’s wife Djurdjica as she fills his cup with thick, strong coffee.

Protestants and Super Babes by Chris Cumming
Myfirstsuicide Body

Chris Cumming on Jerzy Pilch’s collection of short stories, My First Suicide.

Kraków Melt by Levi Rubeck
Krakow Snow Body

Levi Rubeck reviews Daniel Allen Cox’s Kraków Melt, a love letter to Poland with all the bloody complications included.

Tadeusz Konwicki by Larry Gross

Tadeusz Konwicki is a Polish writer of novels, essays, and screenplays. He must be in his seventies by now. He was briefly published in America in the mid-’70s when the writings of Eastern European dissidents like Kundera initially caught the attention of American intellectuals.

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