Gottland : Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

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Gottland : Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

Gottland : Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

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This unique island off the southeast coast of Sweden has it all – natural scenery, remarkable history and unique local flavours. Furthermore, if those who decide the allocations of the real and unreal are cruel, mad or colossally wrong, what then? En 2009, en su discurso de aceptación del Premio del Libro Europeo por Gottland, el polaco Mariusz Szczygiel se mostraba sorprendido por el éxito en Occidente del libro que “un representante de un país marginal escribe sobre otro país marginal”. Some sandstones are present in the youngest rocks towards the south of the island, which represent sand bars deposited very close to the shoreline. There are tales of love, death and betrayal; we learn of the man who created the world’s largest shoe company, and the sculptor chosen to create a 150ft-high statue of Stalin.

While there are one or two long entries, most are quite short vignettes; perhaps a sentence or two or a paragraph. Saffranspannkaka’ (saffron pancake, based on rice) served with whipped cream and jam made from dewberry – a blackberry relative also known as 'salmbär' – is a must-try Gotlandic classic. 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.

Or as Szczygieł puts it in a less flattering manner: a representative of one marginal nation writing about another marginal nation. An impressive feature of Visby is the fortress wall that surrounds the old city, dating from the 13th century.

Entre los disidentes como Havel y los supervivientes como Gott, Szczygiel recupera la memoria de todo tipo de personajes, famosos o anónimos, atrapados entre los engranajes de la Historia. This speaks volumes for the lasting psychological impact of the fallen regime and many of the stories told in this book are poignant, bittersweet, heartbreaking and sometimes outright harrowing when those being interviewed do open up. Gotlands Marindistrikt – Visbyavdelningen (Vba) – 1931–1956" [Gotland Navy District – Visby section – 1931–1956]. Por otra parte”, aventura Szczygiel a propósito de la división entre ficción y ensayo, “tengo la impresión de que en el mundo de hoy pasan tantas cosas que no hace falta imaginarse nada.In the name of socialism,” 76 “National Artists,” 360 “Distinguished Artists” and 7,000 ordinary ones signed the Anti-charter. Secondly, our publication has nothing to do with communism, because we’re part of a Swiss capitalist concern.



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