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Out of Anger

EMG publishing house is proud to announce the re-release of Irek Grin’s book „Out of Anger”.

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„Out of Anger” is a story about Maks, a Hasidic prince born in 1920, a Jewish boy who wanted to be a Pole, and about Frank from the mill, his Polish friend, who decided to become a Jew. This is the story of Poland and Krakow. Tangled story – like stories usually are.

Almost 17 years after the premiere, Irek Grin decided to reread his novel „Out of Anger”. Since the first edition of this book, many extremely important publications on Jewish topics, anti-Semitism, and the tragic history of the neighborhood of the Polish and Jewish nations have appeared in Poland. These books – scientific, reportage, diary, popular science – changed a lot in the minds of the Polish readers and did a lot of good. Interestingly, among the large number of publications, there were relatively few novels, as if the weight of the „Jewish topic” did not allow the creation of fiction, as if it forced us to constantly supplement the „true” information, as if every even the tiniest fact hidden so far had to be told and provided with a footnote. This, of course, is understandable when you want to recall each of the many millions murdered, but fiction, in the case of „Out of Anger” preceded by a five-year query, also has a lot to offer. It can inspire, it does not limit its intuition, it can be ambiguous and multi-threaded, and creatively uses understatements. In other words – it is a suitable form for talking about impossible situations. Perhaps „Out of Anger”, already known from the perspective of advanced scientific research and detailed studies, will be read a bit differently than at the beginning of this century.

Irek Grin (1969), writer, culture manager.

Author of several books. The creator and director of the International Crime and Mystery Festival Wrocław and Bruno Schulz. Festival. Publisher at the Krakow-based EMG publishing house. In the years 2013-2016 literary curator of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, coordinator of the UNESCO World Book Capital 2016/2017 celebrations. Juror of the ANGELUS Central European Literary Award (2017-2018). From 2018, director of the Wrocław House of Literature, responsible, for the city literary awards SILESIUS and ANGELUS, Wrocław Fair of Good Books, the publishing house Lay Layers or the program of Wrocław – UNESCO City of Literature. Member of the Olga Tokarczuk Foundation Council.

Irek Grin
2nd edition, revised
EMG publishing house, 2020
ISBN 978-83-63464-38-7
Paperback with flaps
p. 304
format 135×215
Price: 41.00 PLN

Premiere: October 20, 2020

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Residents of Jewish Krakow: Food and Culture

EMG publishing house announces „Food and Culture” – the third volume of the notebook for reading in the series „Residents of Jewish Krakow”. The texts in the notebook are bilingual: in Polish and in English.

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The purpose of this publication is not to show what is called Jewish cuisine. The presented recipes are a symbolic selection of recipes written by pre-war Cracovians of Jewish origin, most of them non-religious. These private notes are more than just a hint on how to cook – they have also become a pretext for biographies and a background for a fragment of the life of once a quarter of Krakow’s community.

This picture would be too poor without showing restaurants and cafes run by the Jewish citizens of our city. The notebook contains photos and information about such places, and the biographies contain fragmentary data about life in pre-war Krakow, the history of places that no longer exist, the war drama and subsequent history. During the research, it turned out that many restaurateurs’ families were associated with the development of Krakow and Polish sports, so this aspect also appeared in the publication.

The publication is in the form of a reading notebook. For those who wish to find more information, we encourage you to follow the bibliography and add the information you find on the free pages. You can also write down your own recipes or notes improving the given recipes.

Food and culture
series: Residents of Jewish Krakow
Notebook for Reading, Volume III
prepared by: Ewa Mańkowska-Grin
EMG publishing house, Krakow 2020
ISBN 978-83-63464-29-5
p. 164
price PLN 30.00

Premiere: August 25, 2020

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Residents of Jewish Krakow: Art and Culture

EMG Publishing House is proud to present the second notebook for reading: „Art and Culture” from the series „Residents of Jewish Krakow”. The texts in the notebook are bilingual: in Polish and in English.

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Before World War II, Jews comprised over 30% of Kraków’s population. The Holocaust affected almost everyone. The purpose of the publication of EMG’s notebooks is – necessarily fragmentary and subjective – to present portraits of Polish Jews who lived and worked in Krakow or were otherwise associated with it.

This volume shows people who were active in the sphere of art and culture: painting, theater, literature, music, collecting, as well as donors of the most important Polish museums and muse of the most famous artists.

These figures, often forgotten, are symbols of the community of over 60,000 people involved in the development of our city and country.

The reading notebook is by definition an accessible form, consisting of short biographies of extraordinary people. They are complemented by wonderful and often unknown photos from family collections or museum and library archives rarely shown or not available to the public. On the free pages, interested parties can add notes and expand information, following in the footsteps of the notebook’s heroes.

Art and culture
series: Residents of Jewish Krakow
Notebook for Reading, Volume II
prepared by: Ewa Mańkowska-Grin
EMG publishing house, Krakow 2020
ISBN 978-83-63464-27-1
p. 132
price PLN 30.00

Premiere: August 25, 2020

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Ms. Architects

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

The EMG publishing house is proud to announce the launch of the book „Ms. Architects” – the second volume of the series ” The most important is Architecture” – now available in ebook format on the Woblink website!

The most important is Architecture series is dedicated to the memory of prof. Tomasz Mańkowski, an architect and pedagogue, who passed away in 2012.

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The stories presented in the book, are dedicated to six female architects. The included texts are trying to apprise the role of women, not only in shaping the modernist vision of Polish architecture and urbanism, but also struggle with still present stereotype of the patriarchal world of builders, in which the only “father of the work” remains still a male architect.

Essays about Diana Reiterówna (Barbara Zbroja), Barbara Brukalska (Marta Leśniakowska), Helena Syrkusowa (Rafał Ochęduszko), Halina Skibniewska (Marta A. Urbańska), Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak (Łukasz Wojciechowski) and Anatolia Hryniewicka-Piotrowska (Szymon Piotr Kubiak) with equal strength present us both the influence of these extraordinary women on the Polish architectonic idea, and their often personal portraits.

Every described character in the book shaped the story of Polish architecture in a different way, and wrote down in it an original chapter. Choosing the side of modernism, they inscribed themselves in the history of Polish modernity, which we today discover and analyze afresh. The book, which is now given to the readers, is a very precious elaboration, emphasizing the meaning of women for Polish architecture. And also an inspiration for further studies on the achievements both of the characters described in the book, and also many others, who are still to come.

From the Andrzej Szczerski’s introduction

Ms. Architects (ebook) – resume

Marta Leśniakowska, Rafał Ochęduszko, Marta A. Urbańska, Łukasz Wojciechowski, Barbara Zbroja, Szymon Piotr Kubiak
The most important is Architecture series, volume II
EMG Publisher, Kraków 2020
164 pages
Size: 168×210 mm
Price: 35,00 PLN

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Ms. Pioneers

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

The EMG publishing house is proud to announce the launch of the book „Ms. Pioneers” – the sixth volume of the series ” The most important is Architecture” – now available in ebook format on the Woblink website!

The book is a collection of essays by Hanna Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Grażyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Marta Leśniakowska, Joanna Majczyk, Małgorzata Omilanowska, Grzegorz Piątek and Agnieszka Tomaszewicz. The book premiere is on November 22.

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„Ms. Pioneers” is a response to the wishes of readers of the „Architecture is the most important” series. After the second volume of the series, entitled „Ms. Architects”, the EMG publishing house met with many voices encouraging the continuation of the topic of women’s participation in the creation of Polish architectural culture. „Ms. Pioneers” is a collection of essays about the precursors of urban planning and architecture of modern Poland. It’s about women that were forgotten in these areas, although they contributed to its development: Anna Ptaszycka, Wanda Krahelska, Wanda Melcer, Gizella Marguliesówna and Teresa Chmura-Pełech.

The series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Tomasz Mańkowski, an architect.

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Authors: Małgorzata Omilanowska (introduction), Hanna Faryna-Paszkiewicz, Grażyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Marta Leśniakowska, Joanna Majczyk, Agnieszka Tomaszewicz, Grzegorz Piątek
Series: The most important is Architecture, volume VI
EMG Publisher, Krakow 2020
ISBN 978-83-63464-25-7
Soft cover with wings
page 184
Format: 168×210 mm
Price: PLN 39.00

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Eleven

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

In the beginning there was Twelve. Then: Thirteen. And now, naturally, Eleven!

EMG publisher announces the eighth volume of the Polish Crime Collection: Eleven written by Marcin Świetlicki – now available in ebook format on the Woblink website!

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11 kilometers from Krakow. A TV worker crossing the road sees a bloody man.

Suburb. 11 kilometers from Krakow. Master and girl at Stylowa restaurant try to understand the mystery of the death of the Doctor.

Suburb. 11 kilometers from Krakow. There is a light in the house of the dead.

Marcin Świetlicki presents the last part of the Master’s cases. Up to page 160, it is almost a metaphysical book. And then detective story. Two in one for the same price.

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Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish Crime Collection
Format: EPUB, MOBI
Pages 214
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2020

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

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Thirteen

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

„Thirteen” by Marcin Świetlicki is a continuation of the best-selling, cult and magical novel „Twelve”. This time – even more dramatically, even harder, even more – musically! Krakow vs Warsaw, Warsaw vs Krakow … A poetic and daring thriller! And all this in a digital version!

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„Thirteen” by Marcin Świetlicki is a continuation of the best-selling, cult and magical novel „Twelve” (EMG, 2006). The main character of Świetlicki’s new thriller, a former children’s cinema star, the man they call the Master, fortunately is no longer lonely. The bitch came back.

„Thirteen” is a dark crime story and a moving love story.
It’s the thirteen days of May 2006. The swearing in of the new government,
arrival of the Russian Internet erotic star,
the upcoming visit of Benedict XVI,
death of a woman …
Pulled into a vile plot, the Master must escape from his beloved city.
For who he is, he faces an inhuman punishment: he must escape to Warsaw.
The thirteen days of May 2006.
Thirteen days, after which nothing will be like it used to be …

Marcin Świetlicki born on December 24, 1961 in Lublin. Polish poet. He lives in Krakow.
Author of many books with poems.
Vocalist and songwriter of the Świetliki band.
Winner of many awards.
Creator of a new genre in popular literature,
referred to as the „thriller from Krakow”.
After „Twelve” and „Thirteen” it announces the next part: „Eleven”.

Thirteen (ebook) – resume
Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish criminal collection, volume VI
format: EPUB, MOBI
p. 231
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2020

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

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Twelve

BOOK AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM WOBLINK.

Do you remember the Master who didn’t know how to handle a cell phone? He returned after 15 years! And he would probably be surprised if he saw in what form…

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„Twelve” – ​​the first of three legendary, magical and cult novels by Marcin Świetlicki about the adventures of the Master – now available in digital version!

This is dark Krakow. A city with terrible secrets. The former children’s cinema star, lost man, and detective by chance finds one of them. They call him Master.

He’s an irresponsible man. A man who avoids life. Has no ID, mobile phone, bank account or driving license. People say that he has gained weight, swollen, turned white. And suddenly, quite unexpectedly, crime enters the privacy of his unnecessary existence…

In the shadow of the serial killer from the past, Karol Kot, in the twilight of the alleys of the Old Town, with the false sounds of the bugle call from St. Mary’s Tower, the murderous race against time begins…

Full of unexpected twists (p. 167), convincing psychological features (p. 61), expressive characters (p. 1), excellent sociological observations (p. 95), completely unpredictable (p. 181), suspenseful (p. 103 and next) Marcin Świetlicki’s novel „Twelve”.

Twelve (ebook) – resumption
Marcin Świetlicki
Series: Polish criminal collection, volume II
format: EPUB, MOBI
p. 215
Price: PLN 29.00
EMG publishing house, 2020

BOOK AVAILABLE IN THE EBOOK FORM ON WOBLINK.

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Transport beyond eternity

EMG publisher is pleased to present the third volume of the series „With head”: the Czech novel „Transport beyond eternity” written by František Tichý. The book was translated by Anna Wanik and the author of the illustration is Stanislav Setinský.

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František Tichý for his book „Transport beyond eternity” received in 2018 the most important Czech literary prize Magnesia Litera – the equivalent of the Polish Nike Literary Award.

Although the story of the novel was invented by the author, it was inspired by real events and people, including biographies of Petr Ginz, an extremely talented boy of Jewish descent, and Josef Jan Kratochvíl, a member of the Czech resistance. Based on authentic materials: letters from Kratochvíl from prison, texts published in the journal Vedem by the children of the Theresienstadt ghetto and Petr Ginz diaries, Tichý creates a touching and tense story of friendship, loyalty, sense of value and justice, while describing war and fascism force their way into the happy lives of Prague high school students.

The narrator, Honza, faces evil. After arresting his father, he feels responsible for his family, and after introducing regulations restricting the rights of Jewish citizens, he risks staying in close contact with his Jewish friends, Petr and Jakub.

 

„Transport beyond eternity”
Františk Tichý
Series: With head, volume III
Translation: Anna Wanik
illustrations: Stanislav Setinský
EMG Publishing House, Krakow 2019
ISBN 978-83-63464-26-4
Paperback with wings
p. 216
format: 145×205

Price: PLN 39.00
Premiere: December 2019