Dariusz Bitner
  • Wydawnictwo Basil
    Szczecin 1998
    140 x 200
    150 pp
    ISBN: 83-907438-1-7

Although the action takes place in a militia interrogation room this is not a book about Polish martial law and does not concern its settlement; three militiamen conduct with gravity and seriousness an investigation against a writer, and not against a member of a political resistance group. Cancer brings to mind, admittedly, Kafka's The Trial, but this writer by the name of Kaczorek is rather surprised by the inquiry than terrified, it bores him, he develops to his advantage digressions, tells the militiamen something. For Cancer is a story that literature is freedom and that somebody who thinks up reality is free.