Authors / Alicja Gescinska

Alicja Gescinska

Alicja Gescinska

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Alicja Gescinska (b. Warsaw, 1981) is one of the most prominent young philosophers of Belgium and the Netherlands. Her book The Conquest of Freedom (2011) was universally praised. In 1988 she fled communist Poland with her family and settled in Belgium, where she gained her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Ghent. She has worked at Princeton University and since 2014 at Amherst College.


Recent title – English material

Thuis in muziek (At Home in Music), 2018

Een soort van liefde (A Kind of Love), 2016

Press on A Kind of Love:

A Kind of Love is a beautiful, thoroughly successful novel. Gescinska is gifted storyteller. – TZUM

Gescinska stands out immediately for her erudition, intelligence and enthusiasm. – DE MORGEN