On the royal road : the burgher king (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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On the royal road : the burgher king

Author: Elfriede Jelinek; Gitta Honegger
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2020. ©2020
Series: German list.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek is known as a writer who works in response to contemporary crises and cultural phenomena. Perhaps none of her works display that quality as clearly as On the Royal Road. Three weeks after Donald Trump’s election, Jelinek mailed her German editor the first draft of this play, which turns out to be a stunningly prescient response to Trump and what he represents. In this drama we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Théâtre
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elfriede Jelinek; Gitta Honegger
ISBN: 9780857427786 0857427784
OCLC Number: 1141518038
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xlii, 134 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: On The Royal Road: The Burgher King --
P.S. January 2020 --
Translator's Update, March 2020: The Coronation of King Trump.
Series Title: German list.
Other Titles: Am Königsweg.
Responsibility: Elfriede Jelinek ; translated by Gitta Honegger.

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"Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek is known as a writer who works in response to contemporary crises and cultural phenomena. Perhaps none of her works display that quality as clearly as On the Royal Road. Three weeks after Donald Trump’s election, Jelinek mailed her German editor the first draft of this play, which turns out to be a stunningly prescient response to Trump and what he represents. In this drama we discover that a “king,” blinded by himself, who has made a fortune with real estate, golf courses and casinos, suddenly rules the United States, and the rest of the people of the world rub their eyes in disbelief until no one sees anything anymore. As topical as the evening news, yet with insight built on a lifetime of closely observing politics and culture, On the Royal Road brings into focus the phenomenon of right-wing populism, which spreads like a virus and has a lasting effect on global politics. Carefully perched somewhere between tragedy and grotesque, high-pitched and squeamish, Jelinek in this work questions her own position and forms of resistance." --

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