Janusz OpryńskiExcerpts read by:
Magdalena Czerwińska (Teatr Dramatyczny w Warszawie)
Zygmunt Bauman was a person who made a clear mark in the world of philosophy and sociology. Considered one of the founders of postmodernism, he was for many years a professor at the British University of Leeds. Artur Domosławski decided to immortalize his biography in the form of twenty-one colorful stories written in the book “Wygnaniec. 21 Scenes from the Life of Zygmunt Bauman, published by the Wielka Litera Publishing House.
This book is a collection of stories that really happened. These are stories about great, but unfortunately platonic love, the end of which coincides with a rejection that is quite difficult to accept. These are short stories about decisions that only seemingly seem accurate, and in retrospect have a huge and, unfortunately, negative impact on people’s behavior. These are stories about people who feel strange everywhere, unable to find places that they could call their home. This is an account about communism, which did not end in the 1980s.
It is a collection of stories about a man who fled all his life from totalitarian power systems, but these never gave up. Despite his rather pessimistic approach to life, Bauman always hoped that things would change for the better with time. This is the story of a man who never gave up, although his life was not all roses.
Artur Domosławski – journalist and writer. One of the most outstanding contemporary Polish reporters. He graduated from the theater department at the PWST in Warsaw. In the years 1991–2011 he was a journalist of “Gazeta Wyborcza”, since 2011 he has been associated with the weekly “Polityka”, he also cooperates with the Polish edition of the monthly “Le Monde Diplomatique”. He made his debut on the market in 1999 with the book “Christ without a rifle. On the pontificate of John Paul II ”. He was awarded the title of the Journalist of the Year 2010 by the Press magazine. Author of respected books, incl. “Latin American fever”, “Rebel America” and the famous biography “Kapuściński non-fiction”.