28 December 2005

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec












This
man is not very well known outside of Poland, Germany and Russia (strange partners, eh?). Part of my mission is to carry a torch for some of the undeservedly forgotten or plainly underestimated writers. So you better buy his books, read him and tell your friends to do likewise, you lazy SOBs and DOBs! Or else. To whet your appetites:

"If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?"

"Hay smells different to lovers and horses."

"No snowflake in the avalanche ever feels responsible."

"Those who are ahead of their time need to wait for it at the right places specified by the state."

"Illiterates have to dictate."

And find a better biography of his than that in Wiki, that one is worth shit.