The Elephant

The Elephant

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/05/2010
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141193045
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 137g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 12 mm

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