The Mrożek Reader

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Grove Press, 2004 - 680
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S3awomir 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 fromself 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 asrelevant, 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 Borzecin, Poland on June 29, 1930. He worked as a political journalist and cartoonist during the Stalinist era. He was a consistent critic of state communism and condemned Poland's part in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. He left Poland in 1964 and went to Paris, eventually becoming a French citizen. He was one of Poland's greatest playwrights. His first play, The Police was published in 1958. His other plays include Out at Sea, Enchanted Night, Tango, The Emigrants, and The Ambassador. He also wrote collections of short story including The Elephant. He died on August 15, 2013 at the age of 83.

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