Europeana (Paperback)

A Brief History of the Twentieth Century (Eastern European Literature)

By Patrik Ourednik, Gerald Turner (Translator)

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564783820, 122pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2005

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Description

Told in an informal, mesmerizing voice, Ouredn?k 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, Ouredn?k 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.