The Elephant - Central European Classics

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Publisher's 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141193045
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.85373
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 138g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 11mm