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Books set in contemporary Poland by foreigners (in English) - recommendations


Jardinero 1 | 407
12 May 2013 #1
Hi,

I was wondering what books/memoirs there were set in contemporary Poland written by foreigners (in English) that you would like to share/recommend? I've just finished reading one that I think some will enjoy. It's about an Irishman coming to PL - you guessed it - to teach English, without any prior connections to the country. Even tough it takes place some 15-20 years ago, a lot of the observations will hold true today. I found it worth reading and entertaining, although it is not perfect, as it does suffer from annoying misspellings of even simple Polish words, and some really odd events had somehow been construed by the author to be the norm... The title is a bit of a let down, but I would rate it 4/5.

Here it is: There's an Egg in My Soup... and other adventures of an Irishman in Poland by Tom Galvin (O'Brien Press, 2007)

If you can recommend anything more recent then please be sure to share!
Ziutek 9 | 160
12 May 2013 #2
You could try "A Country in the Moon" by Michael Moran. I quite enjoyed it.
Levi 12 | 450
31 Jan 2016 #3
Merged: Polandball Comics

Nowadays, one of the most (if not the most) famous geopolitical comics of the world is Polandball.

A lot of people that never heard about poland before start to know it via Polandball.

Whose others in this forum follow their comics?
Szalawa 3 | 248
1 Feb 2016 #4
I read it a few times, gives you a laugh here and there


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