Impetuous, infantile and scientific - Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana

Patrik Ouředník’s 2001 book Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century is one of the shortest and most fast paced histories of humanity's bloodiest century. A work of experimental prose, details about the period are knitted together in neverending sentences and paragraphs, more or less equalised in importance through the use of a single recurring conjunction. The result is a book that provides an alternate, almost absurd view on humanity and its efforts over the past century.