Tag Archives: Jan Potocki

Literary roundup: Books, borders and bullets

We recently linked to a Culture.pl article on Polish émigré writers, of which, there were many. Now they have followed up with an article on the likewise numerous books written in Poland that weren’t written in Polish. And these aren’t minor works written by expats but were a significant part of the country’s cultural life. […]

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Two restored masterpieces of Wojciech Has

Two of the most stunning and surreal adaptations of two of the strangest books to come out of Poland have just been restored and released in high definition on DVD. Wojciech Jerzy Has directed the adaptations of Jan Potocki’s novel The Manuscript Found in Saragossa in 1965 and of Bruno Schulz’s Sanatorium Under the Sign […]

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