The Memorandum A profound satire on all aspects of bureaucracy a new and impossibly difficult language Ptydepe is introduced into the office with the alleged function of improving communications by standardisati

  • Title: The Memorandum
  • Author: Václav Havel Vera Blackwell Tom Stoppard
  • ISBN: 9780802132291
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • A profound satire on all aspects of bureaucracy, a new and impossibly difficult language, Ptydepe , is introduced into the office with the alleged function of improving communications by standardisation.

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    1. Václav Havel Vera Blackwell Tom Stoppard

      V clav Havel was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician He was the tenth and last President of Czechoslovakia 1989 92 and the first President of the Czech Republic 1993 2003 He wrote over twenty plays and numerous non fiction works, translated internationally He received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, the Order of Canada, the freedom medal of the Four Freedoms Award, and the Ambassador of Conscience Award He was also voted 4th in Prospect Magazine s 2005 global poll of the world s top 100 intellectuals He was a founding signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.Beginning in the 1960s, his work turned to focus on the politics of Czechoslovakia After the Prague Spring, he became increasingly active In 1977, his involvement with the human rights manifesto Charter 77 brought him international fame as the leader of the opposition in Czechoslovakia it also led to his imprisonment The 1989 Velvet Revolution launched Havel into the presidency In this role he led Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic to multi party democracy His thirteen years in office saw radical change in his nation, including its split with Slovakia, which Havel opposed, its accession into NATO and start of the negotiations for membership in the European Union, which was attained in 2004.

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    1. Have you ever been at the mechanic s waiting for your car to get fixed It is late in the afternoon and in the corner there is an almost empty although hot coffee pot Have you ever tasted such coffee This play reminded me quite a bit of the experience of drinking it Hot, bitter and pointless.Havel s play is devoted to a new bureaucratic language being introduced in an office complex It is a satire barbed against the bureaucracy of the state However, it is also a play lacking in characterizations, [...]


    2. In his introduction, Tom Stoppard says that in the play s Newspeak Ptydepe, a frequently used word has fewer letters than a less frequently used one, and that the word for wombat therefore has 319 letters You know what that means That Prague s problems could be solved if it had wombats And really, the same could be said for anywhere.


    3. Brilliant piece of literature and drama constructed with a brilliant vocabulary, mind bending word play and paradox, and a blinding loss of individuality among the corporate rubble.


    4. I found this book in a little free library, and the person who put it there also put in a bunch of Marxist critique and even writings of Marx, and it was right outside of a school playground So I was like Dude because it was definitely a dude d I took all the books and redistributed them to other Little Free Libraries in the area Aha Marxism but I kept this one.For one, I think I hate, but am interested by absurdist literature, especially plays on both fronts , and because I definitely like writ [...]


    5. The Memorandum was a unique and intriguing little tale which I enjoyed quite a bit The story, with the office language and the problems certain individuals had relating to that was fantastically put together Havel managed to mix both a serious and a wonky tone to the play, creating an entertaining yet thoughtful piece of literature I may read it again, but I think I managed to pull away with some lessons about responsibility in regards to offices and high positions there I give it 3 stars due to [...]


    6. Pretty good and enjoyable and has a point but definitely he wrote it to help him through his political agenda, and I wonder if he solved this bureaucratic problems after his presidency, if yes good for him.



    7. In Havel s bureaucratic hell, Franz Kafka meets Stefan Themerson when a new language is introduced which nobody understands but all except the main character, Gross, seem to support Gross makes a humanist stand but is too much of an intellectual doubter to hold out.Read my full review brnrd blog archive 201


    8. This work is about 2016 than, perhaps, the era in which Havel himself lived He has much to say in this bitterly comic piece regarding language and who we are I feel the finale does not work as well as the first four fifths of this work thus my rating Highly recommended if you need some relief from poor rhetoric


    9. The flawless, absurd logic of bureaucracy is revealed in this dark comedy by Havel where the new language Ptydepe is introduced a language no one understands but that eliminates all the ambiguities of our everyday languages.


    10. What a fabulous comment on the state socialist system If you aren t very familiar with the dysfunction of that system, you might miss a lot of meaning.



    11. I can t remember the full details of this book, but I do remember that it really struck a chord with me as a linguist and made me think about the language we use and how it carries so much meaning.



    12. Freshman year I played an androgynous character and learned how to tie a double Windsor I ll never forget the cast We had a great time together


    13. This play tells about our everyday reality with a unique language that carries the traces of Kafka and Beckett Both funny and bitingly familiar.



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