The Mrożek Reader

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Grove Press, 2004 - 680
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S awomir Mro ek has reigned as the pre-eminent playwright and satirist of Eastern Europe for the past half-century. A sharp critic of all oppressive systems during the Cold War, he began his career as a young enthusiast for the new Communist regime in the early 1950s. It didn t take long, however, until he was deemed such a threat that his work was banned not only in his native Poland, but also in all Eastern bloc countries. After the fall of Communism, he returned home from self imposed exile in the West and was recognized as a major literary figure. This reissue of fourteen plays and ten short stories, along with a sampling of his capricious cartoons, affirms Mro ek s mastery of a wide spectrum of styles, and illustrates the development of his talent over the decades. From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, Mro ek s questioning of authority, his razor-sharp sense of the comic, and his spirit of contradiction seem as fresh, and as relevant, as ever.
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From the Darkness
3
The Elephant
5
The Trial
8
Tiny
12
The Lion
15
The Monument
17
The Background to an Era
20
A Drummers Adventure
23
Striptease OneAct Play 1961
135
Tango ThreeAct Play 1964
157
Vatzlav 1970
249
Emigrants OneAct Play 1974
321
The Hunchback FourAct Play 1975
397
Four OneAct Animal Plays
507
Serenade 1976
533
Philosopher Fox 1977
559

Spring in Poland
26
The Chronicle of a Besieged City
29
The Police ThreeAct Play 1958
37
Out at Sea OneAct Play 1961
83
Charlie OneAct Play 1961
109
Aspiring Fox 1978
571
On Foot Two Acts and an Epilogue 1979
581
A Summers Day ThreeAct Play 1984
633
Bibliography
680
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Informacje o autorze (2004)

SLAWOMIR MROZEK was born in Poland in 1930. He studied architecture and painting, and has worked as a journalist for various Polish newspapers and periodicals. Translations of his works have appeared in almost every European language, and his plays have been performed throughout the world, as well in his native Poland. He continues to write and draw from his home in Krakow.

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