By Andrzej Bursa,Wiesiek Powaga
"The Polish postwar firebrand Andrzej Bursa obtained a name as a quick-burning, existentially tormented insurgent. . . . but Bursa's darkish humor and deadpan satire . . . continue utter bleakness at bay."The Independent
"A revolution opposed to the banality of daily life."Gazeta Krakowska
A younger collage pupil named Jurek, without specific goals or skills, is adrift. After his doting aunt asks him to accomplish a small chore, he makes a decision to kill her for no sturdy cause except, possibly, boredom. Killing Auntie follows Jurek as he seeks to do away with the corpsea activity more challenging than one could imagineand then falls in love with a lady he meets on a educate. Can he inform her what he is performed? Will that destroy everything?
"I'm convincedsimplythat we're all guilty," says Jurek, and his adventures with nosy associates, false-toothed grandmothers, and love-making lynxes make clear how a complete society turns into eager about the homicide and disposal of expensive outdated Auntie. it is a brief comedic masterpiece combining parts of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Franz Kafka, and Joseph Heller, coming jointly after all to provide an unforgettable story of homicide andjust mayberedemption.
Andrzej Bursa used to be born in 1934 in Krakow, Poland, and died twenty-five years later. In his short lifetime he composed the most unique Polish writing of the 20 th century. Killing Auntie is his merely novel. His incredible occupation and tragic early loss of life verified him as a cult determine between stressed and dissatisfied youth.