Rotting Cherry Tree, The

Marcin Baran
Rotting Cherry Tree, The
  • Wydawnictwo a5
    Kraków 2003
    56 pages
    ISBN 83-85568-61-1

In Marcin Baran’s book, The Rotting Cherry Tree, reality is first and foremost universal womanhood, a Platonic ideal that takes on various forms demanding a delicate portrayal. Here the feminine is observed through the eyes of the masculine, as he passes into middle age, a worrying thought as he tries to accept the passage of time, and as he ostentatiously but sincerely celebrates religious faith in its traditional Catholic form, without however avoiding his favourite bars, where alcohol is served.