Eastern European Literature Series
Patrik Ouredník
Translated by Gerald Turner

Patrik Ouredník’s first novel to be translated into English is a unique version of the history of the twentieth century. Told in an informal, mesmerizing voice, Ouredník represents the twentieth century in all its contradictions and grand illusions, demonstrating that nothing substantial has changed between 1900 and 1999—humanity is still hopeful for the future and still mired in age-old conflicts. As he demonstrates that nothing can be reduced to a single, true viewpoint, Ouredník mixes hard facts and idiosyncratic observations, highlighting the horror and absurdity of the twentieth century and the further absurdity of attempting to narrate this history.

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Translated by Gerald Turner
Publication: Eastern European Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 120
ISBN-13: 9781564783820
GTIN13: 9781564783820
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Language: eng
List price: $14.50