Connie ,ucyfer rated it really liked it Apr 16, Heather Chi rated it really liked it Dec 12, In he followed up with a volume of short stories, Lucifer unemployed Bezrobotny Lucyfer in Polish. Return to Book Page. Lucifer Unemployed Jesse K rated it really liked it Sep 12, Amanda rated it liked it Dec 13, This is a consistently funny social satire that has the added bonus of being a vibrant reflection of the early 19th century society it was composed in. Curious mix of satire, futurism and wit. Endymion Spring rated it liked it Mar 06, InWat was allowed to return to Poland during Polish population transfers —46along with most Polish nationals expelled from the Territories of Poland annexed by the Soviet Union. Wat employs compression and digression both.
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Start your review of Bezrobotny Lucyfer Write a review Shelves: satire , stories , polish-lit This is a wonderful collection of satirical short stories with surreal elements.
What makes them so wonderful, besides the quality of the writing and Vallees translation , is that logic is the prime mover of Wats surreal vision. No matter what the protagonists do, there is a logic to it. This tension along with Wats intelligence, storytelling, lists, imagination, and irreverent humor makes the collection work. One form that Wat uses especially well is the imagined future. In this he is like This is a wonderful collection of satirical short stories with surreal elements.
This small book encompasses just about everything the title piece does this itself. Wat employs compression and digression both. Similarly, his language goes from spare to comically baroque.
The only problem with this book is its design. The font is both narrow and sans serif, and the leading is insufficient. It looks like a self-published book, but was published by Northwestern University Press. This book cries out for an e-book version so that older folks like me can read it with some ease.
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