Apr 15, 2021
Gottland
Posted by Mariusz Szczygieł

Wyb r znakomitych reporta y po wi conych Czechom, uwik anym w czasy, w jakich przysz o im y Czechos owacja i Czechy Gottland to kraj horroru, smutku i groteski Gottland Mariusza Szczyg a nie ma nic wsp lnego ze stereoptypow opowie ci o kraju weso k w, zabijaj cych czas przy piwie.Aktorka Lida Baarova kobieta, przez kt r p aka Goebbels rze biarz Otakar SzveWyb r znakomitych reporta y po wi conych Czechom, uwik anym w czasy, w jakich przysz o im y Czechos owacja i Czechy Gottland to kraj horroru, smutku i groteski Gottland Mariusza Szczyg a nie ma nic wsp lnego ze stereoptypow opowie ci o kraju weso k w, zabijaj cych czas przy piwie.Aktorka Lida Baarova kobieta, przez kt r p aka Goebbels rze biarz Otakar Szvec tw rca najwi kszego pomnika Stalina na kuli ziemskiej, kt ry nim sko czy dzie o, postanowi si zabi , autentyczna siostrzenica Franza Kafki, kt ra do dzi yje w Pradze piosenkarka Marta Kubiszova, kt rej komunistyczny re im na 20 lat zabroni piewa i skasowa nagrania z radiowych archiw w legendarny producent obuwia Tom Bata, kt ry stworzy kontrolowane przez siebie miasto na 10 lat przed pomys ami Orwella pisarz Eduard Kirchberger, kt ry stworzy siebie na nowo i zosta Karelem Fabianem oraz wielu innych to bohaterowie tej ksi ki Poprzez ich barwne yciorysy Mariusz Szczygie opowiada o czasach, w jakich przysz o im i nam y Opowiada o wyg rowanej cenie, jak musieli zap aci za pozornie niewa ne decyzje, o tragicznym splocie przypadku i przeznaczenia, kszta tuj cym ycie ca ych pokole.

  • Title: Gottland
  • Author: Mariusz Szczygieł
  • ISBN: 9788375361674
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gottland Wyb r znakomitych reporta y po wi conych Czechom uwik anym w czasy w jakich przysz o im y Czechos owacja i Czechy Gottland to kraj horroru smutku i groteski Gottland Mariusza Szczyg a nie ma nic ws

    Antonomasia

    The existence of Polish reportage as a trademark national genre has been familiar to me for a long time, yet this is the first book length example I ve read I also couldn t tell you how it is like and unlike Anglo creative non fiction, something which has been growing in popularity in the last 5 10 years and which is probably a new name for a type of writing that has been around considerably longer Anyway, have a couple of articles on Polish reportage, from the British Library and culture, the n [...]


    Lorenzo Berardi

    I read this book in Italian I was forced to.Despite of my moderate efforts, my current Polish doesn t go very far And no one thought to give this book a chance on the English speaking market.Which is a shame.Perhaps it s just the name of its author, Szczygiel roughly pronounced Shigyaooh.Perhaps it s the title of the book, Gottland no, it s not German.On the whole, for an average British or American reader, I assume there seems to be very little to get from such obscure and tongue twisting coord [...]


    Tiffany Reisz

    Fascinating stuff Read in English obviously as I do not know Polish alas


    Hana

    All this happened, or less Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse FiveHana s nightmare view spoiler I awoke suddenly There were men wearing ill fitting suits going through my bookcases They were pulling my books off the shelves Trash One man grabbed my copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone, ripping the cover from my old, well thumbed paperback, shredding it with his hairy fingers They took all my Harry Potters All seven of them Garbage, low brow propaganda, said the second man, pulling my copy o [...]


    S©aP

    Lettura terminata in due giorni Fantastico Velocissimo Nervoso e brillante Essenzialmente pieno di una sofferenza quella del popolo cecoslovacco sotto la dittatura comunista che chiedeva e chiede ancora di essere portata a conoscenza dei pi narrata, insistentemente, alla moltitudine accidiosa che prosegue a commuoversi al suono dell Internazionale a quella parte della societ che crede ancora si possano fare dei distinguo pelosi di fronte alle dittature, alla mala gestione del potere, alla schifo [...]


    T for Tongue-tied

    I will risk a statement that Gottland is possibly one of the best reportages I have ever read The book tells stories of some historically, culturally or sometimes just contextually famous people who lived in the totalitarian reality of former Czechoslovakia and filters them through a Kafkaesque lens of absurdity that was created by social realism and Soviet indoctrination I still wonder how much of an interest could that be to those who have never experienced the tragicomedy of communism but the [...]


    Razvan Zamfirescu

    Dou SMS uri trimise de Elena m au f cut s citesc Gottland Aceast carte este pur fic iune Faptele care s au nt mplat sunt mult mai groaznice.Dar nu v este fric de nem i De ce s mi fie fric Se mir sincer i continu n plus, stimat doamn , omul nu poate muri dec t o singur dat Iar dac moare pu in mai devreme, nu face dec t s fie mort ceva mai mult timp.Mariusz Szczygiel este polonez i scrie despre Cehoslovacia ncepe cu istoria fabricantului de pantofi Bata, trece prin idila lui Goebbels cu Lida Baaro [...]


    Jan jr. Vaněk

    Irituj c , p ecen n , patn kniha Hojnost v cn ch chyb, nep esnost , zav d j c ch, zplo uj c ch a v gn ch formulac k tomu lyrizuj c a afektovan styl jak z nejhor ch socrealistick ch rt e by Dan Hrub m l ten sv j bizarn zp sob psan co v ta, to odstavec odsud V n , obecn se uzn v pravdivost konceptu kdy se zpravodajstv v m di ch t k v ci, o n lov k n co v , okam it ho odhal jako z sadn nekvalitn tak co ek te, kdy Pol k p e do asopisu o modern esk historii Jedin , co jsem neznal z prim rn j ch zdroj [...]


    Mag

    It is a very good, but profoundly depressing book Apart from an opening essay on Bata the Czech whose shoes became famous worldwide it deals with the hardcore communist times in Czechoslovakia It s very unsettling to realize the extent of control and terror that the regime had It eerily reminds one that it was indeed Kafka s country where the life of the accused is the crime in itself Szczygiel s second book on Czechoslovakia, Make Yourself a Paradise, is lighter, the stories are quirky The abs [...]


    Mientras Leo

    Me ha encantado, la verdad Poco que a adir


    David Dinaburg

    I ve yet to fully embrace the binge watching zeitgeist that on demand seems to have transformed from its unremarkable pupal stage TNT s all day Law Order marathons into the tectonic shift of the modern entertainment industry I attribute it to my friend Shane, who, back in late 2004, convinced me that portioning was as important as timing Between Me Talk Pretty read only one story chapter per day, no matter how funny or how much you wanted to keep going and The Office there was only the BBC versi [...]


    Bloodorange

    I remember listening to the audiobook in the middle of winter of 2012 2013, pushing a pram through snow, day after day Even today I am inclined to think this book is objectively, not subjectively, depressing 3,5 stars.


    Zuza

    Jsem nad en Szczygie vybral n zn m j ch i skoro nezn m ch postav z esk ch d jin 20 stolet a o ka d z nich napsal kapitolu report , i kdy nev m, jestli je to zrovna to spr vn slovo, co hled m Do v b ru se dostal nam tkou t eba Ba a, L da Baarov , Marta Kubi ov , Karel Fabi n i Otakar vec, autor Stalinova pomn ku na Letn Szczygie ov em jak se p e na ob lce nezapisoval roz en m ty, ale p tral v archivech, vyhled val sv dky r zn ch ud lost a i potomky lid , o kter se zaj mal D ky tomu pak nap klad m [...]


    Madeleine

    Unfortunately this book is not available in English though I sincerely hope somebody fixes that soon , so I read the excellent French translation by Margot Carlier It s a terrific book, engaging and moving and funny in a sort of bleak, Mitteleuropan way I was particularly struck by the story of the building of the Stalin monument in Prague in the late 50 s among other calamities that surround its construction, the artist s model who posed for Stalin ends up killing himself because everyone on th [...]


    Quanti

    Nen padn , ale hodn siln sonda do du e esk povahy Portr ty zn m ch i m n zn m ch osobnost od Bati po Zde ka Adamce, kter se v roce 2003 up lil Bavilo.


    Eliška Vyhnánková

    M m sto chut d t jen ty i hv zdi ky za to, e byla moc kr tk.


    Jan

    Pakli e p ijmeme hypot zu o specifick ch charakterech n rod , mus me si nejsp p iznat i jist obt e v rozpozn v n dan ch rys p i sebezkoum n Zevnit bude pohled v dy podl hat n jak mu zkreslen , p edsudk m a sebeklamu Proto bychom se potom nem li divit, e je to pr v n kdo zven , kdo dok e tak trefn popsat na i n rodn diagn zu Szczygie ovi se to poda ilo bravurn , je to rozen novin a t m nemysl m typick ho moka sou asn urnalistick beznad je Mysl m t m vzd lan ho lov ka na rovni, s nadhledem a vynik [...]


    Przemek Skoczyński

    Spojrzenie na Czech w w okresie komunizmu M g bym napisa , e trafne, gdybym m g je zweryfikowa podobno wydaniu ksi ki u naszych po udniowych s siad w towarzyszy y g osy protestu Szczygie nie tylko pisze bardzo sprawnie o moralnych dylematach w trudnych czasach, ale przede wszystkim pokazuje z o ono sytuacji, w jakich znale li si bohaterowie Nic tu nie jest czarno bia e, autor nikogo nie wa y si ocenia , przeciwnie ka da historia ma kilka aspekt w Wszystko mo na usprawiedliwi , bo te nikt z nas n [...]


    Arnost Stedry

    Je to naps no novin sky poutav , co je z rove z sadn slabina Bohu el Po odezn n prvotn ho nad en ze situace pol k p e se zaujet m a se sympatiemi o esk ch d jin ch je nutno dodat nep li p esn Pokud bych zajel za kamar dy do Var avy, popil s nimi valn vodky a nechal si od nich p evypr v t ty nejzaj mav j kusy z polsk ch d jin a druh den je t v kocovin ov il to co jsem sly el v okresn knihovn , asi bych nenapsal tak dobrou knihu jako Szcygiel, ale faktograficky velmi podobnou Tak e pozor, kniha sa [...]


    Semnebune

    16 povestiri Unele de zeci de pagini, altele de jum tate de foaie Unele cu multe personaje, n care te ncurci i a c ror existen i ncurc mecanismele de judecat altele cu replici simple, aparent u or de digerat C teva au personaje anonime ca ranul care poveste te cum e cu frica Cele mai multe au imagini celebre, at t de celebre nc t nu i vine a crede c e real, c tot ce cite ti printre r nduri s a nt mplat de la surs Gottland SemneBune semnebune 2014 gottland ix


    Bettie☯

    Description Translated By B O D Y contributor Antonia Lloyd Jones, this collection of essays captures the Czech national character through a series of discrete cultural portraits, including those of Kafka s niece, the Czech Elvis, and the blowing up Stalin s statue into non existence The original Polish publication by Mariusz Szczygie won numerous awards when it appeared in 2008 Lloyd Jones s skilled translation retains the book s puckish humor and keen insight.


    Monika Zbínová

    Szczygie ove report e ma ve mi bavia, hoci tento ner v bec nevyh ad vam Asi ma o osi viac bavilo Ud lej si r j, ale omnoho zn mej Gottland mu ide v tesnom z vese hoci som knihu tala celkom dlho, je to tak k sok na vychutn vanie si na balk ne s k vi kou a cigou v ruke.


    Michal Procházka

    Excellent book If you want to see a not distorted view about Czech republic, i.e culture, society, it s a very good choice It s neither defense, nor critism of Czech well known personalities 20th century behavior From Ba a to Palach Golden Kids Etc.


    Martin

    St pky z 20 stolet o kontroverzn ch i jinak zaj mav ch osobnostech na zem , objektivn posuzov ny polsk m echofilem ze m ud laly zase o trochu v t ho vlastence.


    Kika

    Op jedna bakal rkov Gottland Mariusza Szczygie a v borne predstavuje jeho puto k echom Rozober tu mnoh v razn postavy eskej spolo nosti po naj c pri Tom ovi Ba ovi a kon iac pri Jaroslave Moserovej Nie ka d lovek mi bol zn my, no report ho v borne predstavila a zasadila na asov os Sem tam taktie pobav , ale hlavne pon ka v ber podstatn ch udalost a osobnost 20 storo ia Prv polovica bola geni lna, nemohla som sa odtrhn , druh mi u pri la tro ku roztr it , ale predsa podstatn Knihu m em vrelo odpo [...]


    anežka

    Naprosto dokonal ten Pokud v s zaj maj p b hy z as noromanizace s d jovou lini a tak srovn n m do doby po roce 1989, rozhodn kniha stoj za p e ten V knize nechyb p b h autora Stalinovy sochy na Letn nebo smutn p b h Marty Kubi ov a Golden Kids.


    Artemisia

    pagina ventiquattroDurante la pausa gli uomini e le donne possono fare ci che vogliono, tuttavia si raccomanda di 1 distendersi sull erba nella piazza del Lavoro ogniqualvolta il tempo bello 2 non abbandonarsi all ozio la cosa migliore sarebbe leggere, con una riserva per NON LEGGETE ROMANZI RUSSI recita l adagio, concepito da Bata, vergato sul muro del feltrificio Perch La risposta di Bata campeggia sul muro del gommificio I ROMANZI RUSSI UCCIDONO LA GIOIA DI VIVERE pagnia centonovantaquattro E [...]


    Кремена Михайлова

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    Lucie

    Sv t bez Boha nen mo n , a tak v nejateisti t j zemi sv ta, jakou je esko, hraje p slu nou roli sedma edes tilet hv zda Prost ednictv m ivotn ch p b h n kolika v ce i m n v znamn ch ech dvac t ho stolet nap Tom e Bati, L dy Baarov , Marty Kubi ov , Karla Gotta, Otakara vece, Jana Proch zky, Jaroslavy Moserov , nastavuje Marius Szczygie zrcadlo cel mu n rodu A se n m odraz v n m nemus v dy l bit, je to jedine n mo nost pod vat se na ten n mal esk rybn ek ciz ma o ima, tro ku s nadhledem koda jen [...]


    Libor

    Nech pu, co je na t to knize tak asn , e je z toho takov bestseller Je to ur it o n co zaj mav j ten ne obvykle, asi tam je i p r nov ch zaj mav ch informac , ale od pohledu cizince na n s echy jsem tedy ekal v ce Respektive jsem tam ten pohled nena el, jen t i ty i osudy jist zaj mav ch lid , kter ale jako celek nep sob nijak koherentn N zev titulu odkazuje na dvoustr nkov r pnut do Karla Gotta, kter jen kolaborova s re imem jako ka d druh um lec a k tomu je bohu el politicky hloup asi stejn ja [...]



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