S?awomir Mro?ek

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Polish dramatist, prose writer, feuilletonist, screenwriter, and cartoonist, one of the main representatives of the Central European Theatre of the Absurd, Mro?ek belongs to the generation that described itself as the “war children”—a cohort deeply affected by World War II trauma, later believers in communist ideology, and eventually subject to oppression by the communist system. He debuted with satirical Tales from Bumble Bee Hill (Opowiadania z Trzmielowej Góry, 1953)and Practical half-armour (Pó?pancerze praktyczne, 1953), yet it was the short story collection The Elephant (S?oƒ, 1957) and the play The Police (Policja, 1958) that …

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Gutkowska, Barbara. "S?awomir Mro?ek". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 October 2012
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12661, accessed 23 May 2015.]

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  1. Theatre of the Absurd