Popiełuszko’s death suffered at the hands of Communist Security Service remains a mystery to this day
The life of an individual enmeshed in history
A splendidly received and widely commented debut of a young historian of ideas
This is the sixth volume of the series entitled ’As the fabled cranes’, dedicated to the life and works of the great Polish bard Adam Mickiewicz.
In Container, his most personal and perhaps most splendid book, Marek Bieńczyk arrives at literary perfection; both when he is writing about Canetti, Faulkner, and Camus, and when he mentions his loved ones by name — for the author has poured into his ‘container’ everything that is most dear to him.
Jacek Dukaj’s new book is an intellectual journey through the most fascinating issues of contemporary civilisation — unto its very sunset, and that of man as well.