Petr Šabach

Shit Burns

Trans. Julia Różewicz
Gówno sie pali
Gówno sie pali
Afera, 2011
Language: Polish
Genre: Prose

Gówno sie pali (Shit Burns) is Petr Šabach’s 1994 short story collection. The book later served as an inspiration for the film Pelíšky (1999). The title has been lifted from the prologue which describes the differences between male and female worlds placing an emphasis on the antithetical duality of these two worldviews. While the girls on the bus enthuse about their shopping trip to Paris, the two bespectacled boys are immersed in a “serious” discussion about whether shit can burn or not…They might be only divided by a narrow aisle, symbolically they are separated by a far greater, often insurmountable chasm.

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Information about the original Czech edition

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Language: Polish
Title: Gówno sie pali
Place: Wrocław, Poland
Publisher: Afera
Year: 2011
Genre: Prose