By Patrik Ouredník, Gerald Turner
Patrik Ouredník's first novel to be translated into English is a different model of the historical past of the 20 th century.Told in an off-the-cuff, captivating voice, Ouredník represents the 20th century in all its contradictions and grand illusions, demonstrating that not anything huge has replaced among 1900 and 1999—humanity continues to be longing for the longer term and nonetheless mired in age-old conflicts. As he demonstrates that not anything should be lowered to a unmarried, precise point of view, Ouredník mixes difficult proof and idiosyncratic observations, highlighting the horror and absurdity of the 20 th century and the extra absurdity of trying to narrate this heritage.
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BALZAC, HONORE´ DE (1799–1850), French novelist and short story writer. Early in his career, Balzac wrote sensational novels in order to survive financially, then embarked upon his memorable work La Come´die humaine. Written over a twenty-year period, it comprises forty volumes of novels and short stories that re-create French society in the early nineteenth century. Among the novels are La Peau de Chagrin (1831), Louis Lambert (1832–35), Pe`re Goriot (1834– 35), Se´raphita (1834–35), About Catherine de Medici (1842–43), and Cousin Bette (1847).
Matthew Arnold: Poet and Prophet. London: Thames & Hudson, 1976; Trilling, Leonard. Matthew Arnold: Poet. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. ARTHUR, KING OF BRITAIN, arguably the best known of the Celtic heroes. D. There are references to Arthur in De Excidio et Conquesta Britanniae by the monk Gildas (500–570) and in Historia Brittonum, in which the historian Nennius (c. 800) claims Arthur led the Celts to victory in a number of battles against the Anglo-Saxons. According to the Annales Cambriae (c.
Fagan, and played the role of Decima in The Player Queen, premiered by the London Stage Society at King’s Hall, Covent Garden, May 1919. With the death of her husband in 1926, she returned to Ireland. There, she married actor Arthur Sinclair, and together they acted in the plays of Sean O’Casey, both at the Abbey Theatre and on tour. After a divorce and the death of her son in an accident, her final years were clouded with money ALLGOOD, SARA 11 problems and alcohol. WBY was most impressed with her acting talent (A.
Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century (Eastern European Literature) by Patrik Ouredník, Gerald Turner