Patrik Ouředník

Europeana. A Brief History of the Twentieth Century

Trans. Marianne Canavaggio
Europeana: Une brève histoire du vingtième siècle
Europeana: Une brève histoire du vingtième siècle
Allia, 2013
Language: French
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 – det tjuende århundrets historie i korte trekk Norwegian

Language: French
Title: Europeana: Une brève histoire du vingtième siècle
Publisher: Allia
Year: 2013
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh