Slawomir Mrozek

Slawomir Mrozek is the author of the plays Tango and Emigrés, and a Pole who lives at present in Paris. His ‘letter’, purporting to come from Poland, is published in the Polish literary magazine Puls (No 17), which has been produced in London since the imposition of martial law in his native country. It was translated by Danuta and Timothy Garton Ash.

I herewith give notice, that I have a surprise for you. While turning over my allotment I dug up two hands, in good condition, of stone. I apprehend, that you are in possession of an ancient Greek sculpture of the goddess Venus Ofmilo. You cannot deny this, becausethere are witnesses. The above mentioned sculpture has no hands, because she is lacking them. I know this from a good source. The...

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