Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Fantasy — Fairy-tale

Throughout the years of partition, Polish people adhered to the conviction that the restitution of independence would open the gates to a paradise of social justice. This myth proved popular largely amongst those of highbrow culture. 1918 rekindled social hopes, but also posed a number of questions — what role did literature play in the process of regaining independence, and hence what would become of its immediate future? There was also a third dimension to this question, namely fear for the future of the country and the form of the newly blossomed freedom. Significant for this period “were Żeromski’s dreams…


A very subjective digression about a significant affliction of Russian literature

Luca Signorelli — Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist

Is this an annihilation seen through the eyes of people doomed to live it forever, or is it merely a pain felt anew every day, caking up in the soul much like dirty snow on the never-cleaned courtyard of a once beautiful palace? How can one explain its ever-recurring specter and its sudden, unexpected materialization? What has man done, if still, in spite a whisper of common sense, against the will he pays with his humanity the price of non-human suffering? Does our very appearance in this world at once become a reason for bringing forward an accusation that has…


(on jackpot in the gene pool game)

Credit Geralt

It may sound strange, but tonight I met all my ancestors.

Or to be more precise: not so much meet as suddenly, for no apparent reason, I felt each of them within me. This means in the tiniest fraction of the passing seconds I became someone else but yet myself.

And so: having left the African plains, I found myself suddenly at the foot of the Sinai, then slowly to India, from India to Europe and beyond. I have crossed the immeasurable deserts of this world, the highest mountains, I looked at the blinding whiteness of the glaciers and the…


Dusan Pejakovic

Our guest for this expose is a young and talented writer Dusan Pejakovic, who is increasingly conquering the narrowly built upper echelons of quality literary expression realm. It is our great pleasure to guide you through life and work of this up-and-coming writer.

Dusan Pejakovic is a young and award-winning writer, residing in Podgorica, Montenegro. Master’s student of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, volunteer, social entrepreneur and book author. In addition to the languages ​​of the Balkan’s language area, he also creates in English, Italian and Spanish. Published so far in numerous anthologies of poetry and prose…


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If there is something that the last year has taught us, then we should be humble towards what is closest — the world that we did not want to see in our push and hurry, or it seemed so mundane that it didn’t deserve our valuable attention. Notably, in times of alienation, apathy and claustrophobic loneliness experiencing and recognising the landscape we use to thrive in may appear as a saving gift from providence.

But this strength, this gift does not come from the outside, from the outer world, they are not the result of someone’s internment, it all shifts…


Rafal Wojaczek in Marcin’s Malek interpretation

Portrait by Zbigniew Kresowaty

Rafał Wojaczek (1945–1971)is said to be the restless spirit of Polish poetry.
He was only 20 upon his debut, but despite such young age, he quickly realized that the world and the ideas he shifts between are only a prosthesis of real life. …


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Have you noticed a certain inaccuracy in our lives: we like to think about ourselves as a sedentary species and yet we constantly getting ready for some journey? In truth, we’re not so much making the preparations as we’re in a persistent breakaway, in an endless run towards nevermore or to something so profound that it is impossible to imagine or predict.

In Europe, we have learned to perceive reality through the scope of ending. This peculiar perception struck our eyes during or shortly after the French Revolution and has remained with our thinking and writing uninterruptedly until today.

Now…


Interpretation of Lothar Herbst poems by Marcin Malek

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THE HORSE

A white horse came by the wind to hear Solomon’s ruling
not wanting to carry a man who doesn’t know
where to or from he bounds in such a bright dawn
thus before the sentence evening has descended

towards the fire to make itself even brighter and trustier
so that life upon the knife may flee quieter and faster
then the horse and humane shadow were lost at once
over the hill and faraway river cast

hence by the flame over the fog world seem brighter
we even pay for hazy dreams and sip of air that stays…

Duobla_m

Also known as Marcin Malek. Poet, writer, playwright, and publicist. Editor-in-chief of Agora24 on Medium.com. Lives and writes in Ireland

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