Inne pieśni [Jacek Dukaj] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Buy Inne piesni by Jacek Dukaj (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Jacek Dukaj is great, but I don’t know when he will be translated. Dukaj is amazing, his “Other Songs” (“Inne Pieśni” in polish) is one of the.
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Philosophical, because Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: That alone would make me interested. Maksym Rog, the Sorcerer from Moscow, and ends up pulled into an intrigue that might affect the world. The story, even though it has fantasy flavor, is constructed with all the rules of a thorough science-fiction worldbuilding, but at the same time is quite an easy jaceek compared to some of his other works.
The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz. Views Read Edit View history. Hieronim Berbelek was once a fukaj strategos a natural born leader whose form makes other people listen to him or herbut when he was defeated by one of the kratistosesknown as the Warlock, his Form and spirit were broken, reduced to those of a lowly merchant, a sad, small man, easily molded by others with stronger Forms.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I agree that it would have to be a very special translator who could carry out a task like that, but I do hope one is found in my lifetime! This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.
Thus, the human mind is able to shape reality in indirect way, to some degree, and most powerful minds have large area effect — their anthos auras, fields of influence can affect entire lands. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat A to Z Challenge is my chance to go back to the books that made a remarkable impression on me, and the letter I brings a rather obscure title for my English-speaking readers, for which I apologize.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. People can try to train their anthosand there are specializations of personal auras — for example in the presence of ares — a natural born warrior — everything is a deadly weapon and an accidental punch can be a devastating blow. Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book.
People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with udkaj more powerful Form. Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms. A Month of Writing — March Nature is teleological and has a purpose. Dukaj’s primary influence have been the philosophical concepts of Aristotle and Hegel.
The Sun and all the planets are circling Earth, and they move not in vacuum but in aether. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Coupled with his experiences in science fictionthe resulting book is hard piemi put into any normal genreleading many to describe it as a kind of ‘ philosophical fiction ‘ or ‘sophia fiction’.
However, a chain of events sets him off on a journey — first to Africaand later into many new lands, from the depths of Warlock’s domain, through the fabled Library of Alexandria and mysterious flying city, to the Moon colony, and on this journey he may have a chance of regaining his Form…. In the aura of a despot everyone is a little more egoistic and harsh; in the aura of a hedonist everyone is a little prettier and sensual.
There are no atoms or other particlesjust five elements. There’s no evolution in nature. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.
Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking in-text citations Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles that may contain original research from May All articles that may contain original research All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January The novel received the prime Polish award for sci-fi literature, Janusz A.
This section possibly contains original research. The covers to the books are stunning! The Earth is divided into dozens of dominions, each under the pressure of Form of kratistos man or kratista woman: All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions determined by the Form. Retrieved from ” https: His worlds are strange, are different from pienk we know, and the reader can experience it with every momen, every sentence. Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form.
Skip to content A to Z Challenge is my chance to go back to the books that made a remarkable impression on me, and the letter I brings a rather obscure title for my English-speaking readers, for which I apologize.
The novel is a mixture of fantasyalternate history and science fiction.
The superb worldbuilding and language experiments. Every Substance is fulfilling its ideal Form, morphewhich “exists” separately from the Matter, hilebut appears only in Substance. Twelve centuries have passed since the fall of Rome ; fewer since the death of Kristos Christ. Jscek to Z Challenge: Travelers will be affected by the anthosacquiring attributes of the land they enter, up to and including its language. Oh, far from that!