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Capital: A "House of Cards" for the E.U. (Winner of The German Book Prize 2017)

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Capital: A "House of Cards" for the E.U. (Winner of The German Book Prize 2017)
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This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase.

"First-class satire" Guardian"

"A deliciously vicious and timely satire" Financial Times

"Mischievous yet profound" Economist

"Thoroughly entertaining" Spectator

"A romp" Politico


Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image.

The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou's assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account.

Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China?


See what the critics are saying about The Capital:

"Omniscient" New York Times

"An exceptional work" Kirkus Reviews

"Deliciously witty" Metro

"Elegant... brilliantly constructed" Die Zeit

"Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit" Financial Times


First-class satire . . .The Capital delivers, within a brilliant satirical fiction, thoughtful and instructive analysis of both the weaknesses in the EU that galvanise leavers and the strengths that motivate remainers. -- Mark Lawson, Guardian

A traditional novel, broadshouldered, omniscient, almost Balzac-ian, but with terrorism part of a plot centeredsatirically around an all-too-plausible Brussels idea.-- Steven Erlanger, New York Times

The Capital is a mischievous yet profound story about storytelling; about the art of shaping a narrative by finding resonances in the messy stuff of life . . . [An] unexpectedly delightful book about Brussels., Economist

Menasse has a finely tuned satirical ear that easily criss-crosses borders . . . an intelligently written, pacy novel whose wide-ranging narratives ensure the momentum never wavers . . . Robert Menasse has produced an extraordinary piece of work -- Charlie Connelly, New European

A thoroughly entertaining fiction that serves both as a sort of campus satire and a novel of ideas . . . Menasse packs his Brussels with sharply-etched types . . . With its zest, pace and wit, Jamie Bulloch's translation serves him splendidly. -- Boyd Tonkin, Spectator

A deliciously vicious - and timely - satire about the E.U. and the meaning of Europe today -- Frederick Studemann, Financial Times

[An] ambitious panorama that arrives amid the throes of Brexit and the Chinese Year of the Pig. Intelligent, fun, sad, insightful - an exceptional work., Kirkus Reviews

An elegantly written, brilliantly constructed novel, full of discussion points and ideas -- Andreas Isenschmid, Die Zeit Published On: 2017-09-07

A sharply observed, witty novel, a character comedy . . . the best novel about European bureaucracy you'll read . . . a brave and funny book -- Charlie Connelly, New European Best Books of 2019

A brutally funny and exhaustive tableau of both a continent in transition and the organisation straining to hold it together . . . a teeming epic -- Andrew R. Chow, Time Magazine
Autor MENASSE, Robert
An apariţie 2020
Editura MacLehose Press
Nr pagini 368
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: menasse robert