Tag: Bedside table
Bedside table #50. Wit Szostak: I am not satisfied with texts which use pre-existing techniques
The prose writer Wit Szostak talks about his writing debts, a panoply of empty experiments that serve no purpose, language that re-establishes the world anew, the unnecessary race between literature and film, and he also explains why he prefers ambitious defeats to easy victories.
Bedside table #49. Olga Gitkiewicz: I like books that I have read before
Olga Gitkiewicz, reporter and prose writer, talks about reporters who impress her, about what delights her in literature, about ‘book binge-watching’, Lincoln in the Bardo and Normal People; she also reveals when she cannot read anything and what her next book will be about.
Bedside table #48. Małgorzata Łukasiewicz: There is nothing better than spending your whole life reading
Małgorzata Łukasiewicz, translator of German-language literature, literary critic and essayist, talks about a wild yearning resulting from reading real literature, the pleasures of reading without commitment, the fun of re-reading books, the love of Lalka (“The Doll”); she also explains why the title of Süskind's Das Perfum reads Pachnidło (“Scent”) in Polish and why books are like people.