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The Ugrupu Bird
 
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Sławomir Mrożek
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The Ugrupu Bird

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Published 1968 by Macdonald & Co. (first published 1959)
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Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 24, 2013 Mikael Kuoppala rated it liked it
An uneven but often clever collection of stories mixing social realism with the surreal, "The Ugrupu Bird" demonstrates Sławomir Mrożek's diversity as an author. The collection doesn't really form a whole, and a few of the stories seem quite unpolished in a way that clearly reduces their impact.
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Sławomir Mrożek (born June 29, 1930, died August 15, 2013) was a Polish dramatist and writer.

Mrożek joined the Polish United Workers' Party during the reign of Stalinism in the People's Republic of Poland, and made a living as a political journalist.

In the late 1950s Mrożek begun writing plays. His first play, Policja (The Police), was published in 1958. Mrożek emigrated to France in 1963 and then
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