Patrik Ouředník

Europeana. A Brief History of the Twentieth Century

Trans. Kristin Sofie Kilsti
Europeana – det tjuende århundrets historie i korte trekk
Europeana – det tjuende århundrets historie i korte trekk
Bokvennen, 2015
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Prose
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Patrik Ouředník’s novel is a unique version of the history of the twentieth century. Told in an informal, mesmerizing voice, Ouředník 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 Ouředník 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.

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Europeana

Other selected published translations (9)

Europeana. Eine kurze Geschichte Europas im 20. Jahrhundert German

Europeana: Zwiezla historia XX wieku Polish

Europeana: Una breve historia del siglo XX Spanish

Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century English

Europeana: Kortfattad historia om nittonhundratalet Swedish

Европеана: Краткя история двадцатого века Russian

Europeana: Breve storia del XX secolo Italian

Europeana: Een zeer korte geschiedenis van de twintigste eeuw Dutch

Europeana: Une brève histoire du vingtième siècle French

Language: Norwegian
Title: Europeana – det tjuende århundrets historie i korte trekk
Place: Oslo, Norway
Publisher: Bokvennen
Year: 2015
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh
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