Puff of Black

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
Prose poem. Avant-garde and uncompromising attempt to reach the core of literature. The setting: California. Paris. Auschwitz. Cairo. Sahara. Amazonia. Timespan: the last day of existence. More
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About Krzysztof C. Gretkus

Krzysztof C. Gretkus (1970) — publisher of portal Eprawda, columnist, photojournalist. From 2008 to 2012, the contributor of LNP press photo agency and The Polish Times weekly magazine in London. Born in Poland, moved to the UK in 2005. In the late 90's, he was publishing short stories and poems in the renowned polish literature magazine bruLion in Warsaw. He wrote a book of poems called "Scream and whisper" published in 1996 by MOK. His prose poem "Puff of black" was originally finished in 1999. The author writes in english and polish since then.

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Reviews of Puff of Black by Krzysztof C. Gretkus

D.B.Tarpley reviewed on Sep. 22, 2014

'Puff of Black' by Christopher Gretkus is a despondent, desolate indictment of the human race reflecting that we are so far gone from grace as to be irredeemable by nature. This book is unique, visceral, and in your face with a point of view that just won't quit. The writing, the words used, tumble toward you like an errant meteor speeding through space; waiting to collide with your unsuspecting subconscious in the form of raw epiphany. I sincerely enjoyed this piece of work and look forward to anything Mr. Getkus may release in the future.
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Stephen Martin reviewed on May 30, 2013

Mind blowing and groundbreaking piece of literature. A masterpiece. This book for poetry is like a "2001 a space odyssey" for cinematography. It's very sad that the author must still await our acknowledgment.
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Dorota Mrozek reviewed on April 29, 2013

Controversial,courageous,ruthlessly honest,it's diffrent.This book is really amazing.Great style.I recommend!
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Derek Gretzky reviewed on April 28, 2013

A masterpiece. This is a truly individual and affecting piece of literature. Discursive, intrusive and abrasive with this harrowing but fascinating "eastern european tint english". The author claimed he wanted among many other things to "kill and reinvent poetry" and he succeeded. This book has no mercy for us, for mankind. It says We are mostly evil, small and pathetic beings in the universe and it was said with a magnificent style to me.
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Lukas reviewed on April 24, 2013

Strange, impulsive, others... You need to read!
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adam jarecky reviewed on April 23, 2013

I came across this book by accident - the cover grabbed my attention. It made me think a lot, some phrases and ideas just left me stunned...It's different - very sophisticated, very difficult, bold, refreshing and stylish. It's a book for connoisseurs I presume and will always be underrated. I will be always coming back to this book...
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