This vibrant anthology of radio plays features works by one of Poland's 'angry young men' playwrights.
Ireneusz Iredynski made his début in literature as a Polish 'angry young man' in the late 1950s. He moved with great versatility from verse to stage plays, film-scripts and plays for radio. While some of the plays in this collection seem to present a bleak view of life, they show a gentler side of Iredynski. Here it is people's dreams rather than their worst nightmares that are explored. In these plays, situations are kept simple and the theatrical technique is spare and economical, but yet, the playwright demonstrates an unfailing theatrical flair and shows himself a master of dramatic tension and the final unexpected twist.
Kevin Windle has lectured in Russian at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and is now Senior Lecturer in Russian at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has published and edited numerous translations of works in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish literature, and a number of articles on Russian literature and matters of literary translation.