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Oliver VII free pdf The King is bored, weighed down by his vast military cloak and all the other impediments to commonplace adventure. So he organises a coup against himself, and abandons his ancient throne. But what should one whose only experience is that of an absolute ruler do with himself? Why, become a con-man of course! So he decides to impersonate himself, pass himself off as the ex-king Oliver VII.All of this leads to one of the oldest sources of comedy, the total inversion of identity, the piling up of paradoxes according to the fashion of the times. This is a playful reworking of one of the most interesting questions of existentialism: what is the Self?Szerb offered this book as a translation from a non-existent English writer, A H Redcliff...Typical Szerb humor, or a reflection of the fact that as a 'rootless cosmopolitan' his own work was banned? Under the increasing persecution of the Nazi regime, Szerb was stopped from teaching at Szeged University in 1943.

About Antal Szerb

Antal Szerb (1901-1945) was born into a cultivated Budapest family of Jewish descent. Graduating in German and English, he rapidly established himself as a prolific scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, studies of Ibsen and Blake, and histories of English, Hungarian, and world literature. His novels, available in Pushkin Press, include The Pendragon Legend (1934), set in London and Wales, Journey by Moonlight (1937), The Queen's Necklace (1943), and Oliver VII (1943). He was beaten to death in the forced-labour camp at Balf in January 1945.

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Author : Antal Szerb
Publisher : Pushkin Press
Data Published : 31 August 2007
ISBN : 1901285901
EAN : 9781901285901
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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