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Slawomir Mrozek

The Elephant

Slawomir Mrozek - Author
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Book: Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 176 pages | ISBN 9780141193045 | 06 May 2010 | Penguin Classics
The Elephant

The Elephant (1957) is Slawomir Mrozek's award-winning collection of hilarious and unnerving short stories, satirising life in Poland under a totalitarian regime. The family of a wealthy lawyer keep a 'tamed progressive' as a pet; a zoo saves money for the workers by fashioning their elephant from rubber; a swan is dismissed from the municipal park for public drunkenness; and under the Writers' Association, literary critics are banished to the salt mines. In these tales of bureaucrats, officials and artists, Mrozek conjures perfectly a life of imagined crimes and absurd authority.


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