Tag: Bedside table
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.
Bedside table #47. Michał Oleszczyk: Nothing gives me such an intellectual high as a vast novel
Film expert Michał Oleszczyk talks about his recent ‘film’ readings, the intellectual high associated with reading vast novels, the books that shaped him and those to which he returns, as well as the ecstatic distrust of a critic.