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Paloff, Benjamin

Overview
Works: 30 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 2,519 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  Poetry  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Guidebooks  Maps 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: PG7213.A84, 891.8538
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Paloff
The flame of eternity : an interpretation of Nietzsche's thought by Krzysztof Michalski( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed, first and foremost, as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death
Snow White and Russian Red by Dorota Masłowska( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught up in a world of conspiracy theories and post-Communist disillusionment, speed freak Andrzej Robakoski finds himself falling apart after his girlfriend Magda dumps him
Lost in the shadow of the word : space, time, and freedom in interwar Eastern Europe by Benjamin Paloff( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars of modernism have long addressed how literature, painting, and music reflected the radical reconceptualization of space and time in the early twentieth century—a veritable revolution in both physics and philosophy that has been characterized as precipitating an “epistemic trauma” around the world. In this wide-ranging study, Benjamin Paloff contends that writers in Central and Eastern Europe felt this impact quite distinctly from their counterparts in Western Europe. For the latter, the destabilization of traditional notions of space and time inspired works that saw in it a new kind of freedom. However, for many Central and Eastern European authors, who were writing from within public discourses about how to construct new social realities, the need for escape met the realization that there was both nowhere to escape to and no stable delineation of what to escape from. In reading the prose and poetry of Czech, Polish, and Russian writers, Paloff imbues the term “Kafkaesque” with a complexity so far missing from our understanding of this moment in literary history."--Back cover
Tworki by Marek Bieńczyk( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tworki, a village just southwest of Warsaw, there is a psychiatric hospital and in that hospital, the patients and their caretakers are hidden from the war just outside their iron gates. Our hero, Jurek, answers an ad in the paper for a job there and finds himself keeping the books alongside a knockout strawberry blonde named Sonia. They and their group of friends#x14;vital young people like Marcel, an initial rival for Jurek; Olek, Sonia#x19;s chosen love; and Janka, with whom Jurek becomes involved#x14;do their jobs, picnic on the weekends, and dance in the gardens on the grounds of the hospital. Jurek speaks often of, and even in, verse, whether he is talking to his friends or in letters to a distant and admiring cousin. He and his friends live lives that defy the discord and destruction of the war in Europe, striving to rediscover or save whatever beauty they can. Much of this beauty is embodied by Sonia, who is beloved of all the friends and patients at the asylum. But the revitalizing spring they all hope will come for Poland is not to arrive this year. Despite the relative safety of their odd surroundings, the world and the war soon come for the friends. Olek#x19;s absences are longer and unexplained. Marcel is not what he seems, and he and his wife mysteriously disappear, she says, to the gas. And the perfection that Sonia embodies cannot ultimately be kept, by the friends, by the nation, or even by Sonia herself. --From publisher description
The Politics by Benjamin Paloff( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And his orchestra by Benjamin Paloff( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transparency by Marek Bieńczyk( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milan Kundera on Marek Bienczyk's Transparency: "The subject of transparency has always interested me; in The Art of the Novel I discussed it as one of the key words in my personal lexicon. Marek Bienczyk is right to give it an entire book of its own: transparency remains one of the foundational concepts of today's social imaginary, and its role never ceases to grow. These lovely pages, in which the essay brushes up against fiction, offer us more than an historical and philosophical study, but a truly existential, and thus novelistic, investigation of transparency. It's a delight." Drawing on all his resources as a novelist, cultural critic, and scholar, Marek Bienczyk peels away the layers of our contemporary obsession with "transparency," skipping across centuries and continents to piece together the genesis of our fears of deception and overexposure. Highly poignant, and transcending the genres of criticism, personal essay, and the metaphysical novel, Transparency is a gorgeous revelation--about our never-ending need for revelation
(A)pollonia : twenty-first century Polish drama and texts for the stage( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lodgings : selected poems, 1987-2010 by Andrzej Sosnowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose screws : nine new plays from Poland( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's go Eastern Europe, 1999( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The game for real by Richard Weiner( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Game for Real opens with "The game of quartering," where an unnamed hero discovers that he has a double. And surely, if he has a double, then his double must have a double, and so on ... What follows is a grotequely hilarious, snowballing spree through Paris. "The game for the honor of payback" neatly inverts things: instead of a branching adventure, a man embarks on a quest that collapses inward; slapped, he launches a doomed crusade to return the insult. He will stop at nothing--even if he discovers that he's only chasing his own tail."--Cover flap
The Game for Real by Benjamin Paloff( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compared to Kafka and a member of the Surrealists, Richard Weiner is one of European literature's best-kept secrets. The Game for Real marks the long overdue arrival of his dreamlike, anxiety-ridden fiction into English. The book opens with The Game of Quartering, where an unnamed hero discovers his double. Surely, he reasons, if he has a double, then his double must also have a double too, and so on ... What follows is a grotesquely hilarious, snowballing spree through Paris, where real-life landmarks disintegrate into theaters, puppet shows, and, ultimately, a funeral. Following this, The Game for the Honor of Payback neatly inverts things: instead of a branching, expanding adventure, a man known as #x93;Shame" embarks on a quest that collapses inward. Slapped by someone he despises, he launches a doomed crusade to return the insult. As the stakes grow ever higher, it seems that Shame will stop at nothing - even if he discovers he's chasing his own tail. Blending metaphysical questions with farcical humor, bizarre twists, and acute psychology, The Game for Real is a riveting exploration of who we are - and why we can't be so sure we know
Let's go : Eastern Europe 1999( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's Go map guide, Prague( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's Go map guide, Prague : know it like a native : complete street locator and city guide ... addresses by VanDam (Firm)( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(A)pollonia : twenty-first-centry Polish drama and texts for the stage( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montages : Debora Vogel and the new legend of the city( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psikusy : remix your dog/40 cut-out cards by Dorota Masłowska( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Polish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book 'PSIKUSY' is about how the mixed breed dogs arise, about dog personalities, the shapes and colours galore, that only nature can create. The publication contains 40 cards of purebred dog breeds, designed for cutting and making collages. Using the cut muzzles, paws, bellies, tails, shags, patches, and looks you can create various 'hybrids' of the world. Plenty of shapes as well as of graphic and painting techniques gives an infinite number of dog variations. ... The title PSIKUSY means tricks in Polish."--Seller's website
The romance of Teresa Hennert by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Snow White and Russian Red
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TworkiThe PoliticsLodgings : selected poems, 1987-2010Let's go Eastern Europe, 1999Let's go : Eastern Europe 1999Let's Go map guide, PragueLet's Go map guide, Prague : know it like a native : complete street locator and city guide ... addresses
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English (48)

Polish (1)