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Slawomir Mrozek has reigned as the pre-eminent playwright and satirist of Eastern Europe for the past half-century. A sharp critic of all oppressive systems during the Cold War, he began his career as a young enthusiast for the new Communist regime in the early 1950s. It didn’t take long, however, until he was deemed such a threat that his work was banned not only in his n ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 26th 2004 by Grove Press
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Ironically tragic plays and stories by a very East European (and this is a compliment) author. Brilliant. I am very grateful to my friend Anna who was so sure I will enjoy Mrozek's work.
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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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