Return to Breitenheide

Włodzimierz Kowalewski
Return to Breitenheide
  • W.A.B.
    Warszawa, 2nd edition, 1998
    123 x 195
    ISBN: 83-87021-59-8

The heroes of the micro-novels collected in this volume are uninvited guests of reality. As equally Ginger Hair at Night, being the nostalgic secret of a provincial intellectual - a failure, as Return to Breitenheide, transferring us to a fortune lost in the forests of East Prussia, link reflection on the inevitability of time passing, the climate of a melancholy province, the adventures of a lost soul in a changing world. The book has been nominated for the Nike'98 award.

"Return to Breitenheide - Wlodzimierz Kowalewski's volume of short stories - is prose that enters the blood circulation, goes under the eyelids and stubbornly remains there for a long time after the book has been read." (Tomasz Cichon, Zycie)

"(...) the book Return to Breitenheide (...) is two mini-novels emphasising not just the talent, but the great degree of mastery of the writer, a phenomenon all the rarer, shinning like a diamond among the chaos and sloppy drivel of contemporary prose." (Krzysztof Cwiklinski, Nowe Ksi+/-zki)

"This prose is delicious, it has something of a culinary masterpiece about it, it is written as if in accordance with the principle that one's heart, and also intellect, are reached through the stomach." (Zbigniew Chojnowski, Tworczosc)