Patrik Ouředník

Today and After Tomorrow

Trans. A. L. Carbone
Oggi e dopodomani. Discorsi di cinque sopravvissuti
Oggi e dopodomani. Discorsi di cinque sopravvissuti
duepunti, 2011, 112 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Prose
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A play by the world-renowned writer whose genre and style is more varied than any other in Czech literature after 1989. This drama with four scenes plus an epilogue is a play for five characters who have met in an anonymous room in a house somewhere after the apocalypse. There is only thing to be done: speak to each other in a way that makes or does not make sense. This time, Ouředník is an amused sceptic, a wry ironist and an apt player and mystifier. What if the five survivors are waiting for Godot? Or rather, what if Godot has already come and is one of them? What if both the beginning and the end, the old and the new, are relative, what if pictures and their models are relative, the plot of the story, the past, the present, the future, the objective and the meaning? Ouředník wrote a drama that is exemplarily open, postmodern, full of possibilities from which one can piece together a thousand and one ends of the world, a personal apocalypse as well as his own vision of “today and the day after tomorrow”…

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Hier et après-demain. Propos de cinq survivants French

Language: Italian
Title: Oggi e dopodomani. Discorsi di cinque sopravvissuti
Place: Italy
Publisher: duepunti
Year: 2011
Pages: 112
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Pluh