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A Thousand Peaceful Cities
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Jerzy Pilch is one of Poland's most important contemporary writers and journalists. In addition to his long-running satirical newspaper column, Pilch has published several novels, and has been nominated for Poland's prestigious NIKE Literary Award four times; he finally won the Award in 2001 for The Mighty Angel. His novels have been translated into numerous languages. David Frick is a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley.

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..".it is the grotesquery of Pilch's buffoonery that makes A Thousand Peaceful Cities such an urbane pleasure."--Steven G. Kellman, Barnes and Nobles Review "A mind-bending romp by Polish journalist and novelist Jerzy Pilch, miraculously translated by David Frick and published this month by Open Letter."--Anne Kjellberg, Little Star While the idea of a quixotic assassination attempt as rite of passage seems ridiculous, it offers Pilch -- a prize-winning Polish novelist and newspaper columnist -- a way to get at the absurdity of politics, the unbridgeable gap between public and private life."--David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times "Jerzy Pilch, author of The Mighty Angel, has written a moving, bittersweet meditation on family, responsibility, and the passage of time."--Rebecca Oppenheimer, Howard County Times ..".the unruly, wonderfully erudite, and hilariously surreal product of a boisterous imagination set loose."--Valentina Zanca, Words Without Borders "[Pilch] slashes mercilessly at the holy of holiest of his own nation. He ridicules its virtues and its shortcomings; he spares neither hero nor villain."--Sally Boss, The Sarmatian Review "With his latest, Pilch masterfully negotiates sentiment with a clear-eyed vision of his autobiographical narrator's shortcomings and disappointments, suggesting a Dubliners set in Krakow."--Publishers Weekly (starred) ..".it is the grotesquery of Pilch's buffoonery that makes A Thousand Peaceful Cities such an urbane pleasure."--Steven G. Kellman, Barnes and Nobles Review "A mind-bending romp by Polish journalist and novelist Jerzy Pilch, miraculously translated by David Frick and published this month by Open Letter."--Anne Kjellberg, Little Star While the idea of a quixotic assassination attempt as rite of passage seems ridiculous, it offers Pilch -- a prize-winning Polish novelist and newspaper columnist -- a way to get at the absurdity of politics, the unbridgeable gap between public and private life."--David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times "Jerzy Pilch, author of "The Mighty Angel," has written a moving, bittersweet meditation on family, responsibility, and the passage of time."--Rebecca Oppenheimer, Howard County Times ..".the unruly, wonderfully erudite, and hilariously surreal product of a boisterous imagination set loose."--Valentina Zanca, Words Without Borders "[Pilch] slashes mercilessly at the holy of holiest of his own nation. He ridicules its virtues and its shortcomings; he spares neither hero nor villain."--Sally Boss, The Sarmatian Review ..".it is the grotesquery of Pilch s buffoonery that makes A Thousand Peaceful Cities such an urbane pleasure."Steven G. Kellman, "Barnes and Nobles Review" "A mind-bending romp by Polish journalist and novelist Jerzy Pilch, miraculously translated by David Frick and published this month by Open Letter."Anne Kjellberg, "Little Star" While the idea of a quixotic assassination attempt as rite of passage seems ridiculous, it offers Pilch a prize-winning Polish novelist and newspaper columnist a way to get at the absurdity of politics, the unbridgeable gap between public and private life."David L. Ulin, "Los Angeles Times" "Jerzy Pilch, author of "The Mighty Angel," has written a moving, bittersweet meditation on family, responsibility, and the passage of time."Rebecca Oppenheimer, "Howard County Times" ..".the unruly, wonderfully erudite, and hilariously surreal product of a boisterous imagination set loose."Valentina Zanca, "Words Without Borders" "[Pilch] slashes mercilessly at the holy of holiest of his own nation. He ridicules its virtues and its shortcomings; he spares neither hero nor villain."Sally Boss, "The Sarmatian Review""

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