The prima facie subject of Work-to-do is tools and machines used around weekend cottages. Beneath the surface however, what we see is the self-overcoming of modern man within the strictly regulated constraints of the Leisure-Time-Ritual. The protagonists are neither sad nor joyful but staring at us with strained concentration and benumbed self-absorption. The bodies of these men are all located in the gardens of their weekend cottages on the shore of the Tisza river, but their spirits shift from this mundane dimension to another one at the very moment of exposition.

László Szily