#language & literature
Nostalgia. Eseje o tęsknocie za komunizmem / Nostalgia - Essays on the Longing for Communism is a collective work that grew out of the "Remembrance, Nostalgia, Oblivion" International Writers' Meeting held in May 2002 at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. It consists of texts by columnists, literati, and essayists form a range of countries, among them, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Albania, Slovenia, Lithuania, and Poland. Authors include Vaclav Zak, Martin Simecki, Pawel Smolenski, Dubravka Ugresic, Yuriy Andrukhovich, Joachim Trenkner, Peeter Sauter, Thomas Brussig, and Svetlany Boymy.
Nostalgia - Essays on the Longing for Communism
"In our anthology we attempt to show the many faces of a nostalgia that lives on and that in recent years has become more and more evident in politics and culture, in art, public opinion surveys, in social consciousness, and in the world of ideals and values. The authors of 'Nostalgia...' write of homelands that no longer exist in many cases and in their essays seem to manifest a variety of approaches to the issue of memory and that which is remembered. Some seek out explanations of a political and historical nature, others refer to the world of signs that were formerly symbols and reflect upon their posthumous existence. The essay as a form allows for the confrontation of various points of view: personal experience against ideal, symbol against reality, history against biography. And thus – within a multiplicity of perspectives and plurality of voices – we can find that which is shared through nostalgic images and longings, processes occurring within the collective memory of populations in states 'after communism', and attempts made at understanding them." - write the publishers.
- Nostalgia. Eseje o tęsknocie za komunizmem / Nostalgia - Essays on the Longing for Communism
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Czarne
135 x 210, 308 pages, paperback