Olga Tokarczuk

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La ventana

Desde mi ventana veo una morera blanca, un árbol que me fascina y que fue una de las razones por las que vine a vivir aquí. La morera es una planta generosa: durante toda la primavera y todo el verano alimenta a decenas de familias de pájaros con sus dulces y saludables frutos. Ahora, sin embargo, la morera no tiene hojas, así que me deja ver tan solo un pedazo de una calle tranquila por la que rara vez pasa alguien camino del parque. En Wroclaw hace un tiempo casi estival, brilla un sol deslumbrante, el cielo es azul y el aire puro.…  Seguir leyendo »

Bougies déposées à la mémoire du maire de Gdansk assassiné, Pawel Adamowicz. Cracovie, 19 janvier 2019.© REUTERS

A Gdansk, on a fait appel à des psychologues pour aider la population, profondément choquée par l’assassinat le 13 janvier du maire de la ville, Pawel Adamowicz – un meurtre retransmis en direct à la télévision, en prime time, devant des millions de téléspectateurs. L’homme de 27 ans accusé de ce crime était sorti de prison quelques mois plus tôt. Il avait préparé son attentat médiatique jusque dans le moindre détail: après avoir enfoncé un couteau dans le cœur du maire, il a crié dans un micro qu’il avait tué M. Adamowicz pour se venger de Plateforme civique, le parti centriste d’opposition qui l’avait, prétendait-il, injustement envoyé en prison.…  Seguir leyendo »

A memorial to Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, Poland, who was stabbed to death at a charity event earlier this month.CreditCreditAgencja Gazeta/Reuters

In Gdansk, psychologists have been called in to help the public. Such is the great shock following the murder on Jan. 13 — on live prime-time television with millions watching — of the city’s mayor, Pawel Adamowicz.

The 27-year-old man accused of killing the mayor was released from prison a few months ago. He had planned every detail of the telegenic attack: After stabbing the mayor in the heart, he shouted into a microphone that he had killed Mr. Adamowicz to get revenge against Civic Platform, the centrist opposition political party that he alleged unjustly put him in jail.

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Gdansk to say goodbye to their mayor; spontaneous gatherings took place in other Polish cities.…  Seguir leyendo »

It is hard to come to terms with the deaths of so many people, including the Polish president, from the plane crash last Saturday. And it is hard to believe the uncanny coincidence that the plane went down near the Katyn forest in Russia, the site of the Soviet massacre of Polish officers in 1940. When we heard, everything went quiet. Then people rushed to the Internet and switched on their TVs, because no event, not even the most tragic, exists beyond the media.

The next day, as people began to emerge from church, I received an anonymous text message, sure to have been sent to lots of people, like similar messages announcing candlelight vigils or encouraging people to tie black ribbons to their cars.…  Seguir leyendo »