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    Witold Gombrowicz Ä 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz READ Ferdydurke 'There is nothing that the mature hate there is nothing that disgusts them than immaturity' writes Gombrowicz in this comic

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    READ Ferdydurke Ferdydurke [Pdf] Witold Gombrowicz Ä 0 CHARACTERS Ferdydurke is some sort of abracadabra and the novel can be defined as an absurdist abstraction“Mankind is acc

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    Witold Gombrowicz Ä 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz READ Ferdydurke Good grief I've got a copy of this somewhere that I must have liberated from a second hand bookshop years ago and which I am fairly sure has long since gone the way of all books although it is hard for me to tell as much of my life is in semi storage to varying degreesAn odd story Not Mloda Polska thanks to the correction in comments but a product of the inter war period A man is taken out of adult life and made to live as a chi

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    DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke [Pdf] I didn't like this book I didn't hate it either If I could have given it two and a half stars I would have I liked the premise Parts of it were interesting and I think I got what he was doing with the work but it just never gelled for me Maybe

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    Ferdydurke [Pdf] I remember a song from my youth—one we played on record players before households had stereos A time when said record players still had a setting for 78 rpm which is what we had to use to play this tune One of those childhood memories which never really goes away A song that was already old when we started listening to itWe was out in Cal

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    Ferdydurke [Pdf] DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke appeared in Germany without commentary to explain briefly “what it is about”—thus some critics and readers did not know where to beginI think about the basic assumptions of Ferdydurke regarding criticism and I can endorse th

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    READ Ferdydurke DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz Witold Gombrowicz Ä 0 CHARACTERS Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 is considered as one of the most important literary figures in Poland Ferdydurke was his first novel and he published this in 1937 when he was 33 years old Two years after its publication Russian

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    Witold Gombrowicz Ä 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke [Pdf] Unlike PORNOGRAFIA this takes its sweet time revving up but once the motor is cranked FERDYDURKE delivers some bizarro batshit thrills memorably unnerving encounters and genuine belly laffs The intro essay by Susan Sontag praises its sublime mockery of all attempts to normalize desire which is spot on With its tumbling prose psychological

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    Ferdydurke [Pdf] Comments and reviews on this classic of interwar Polish absurdism seem to oscillate between adoration and ambivalence This actually makes some kind of sense as my own reactions oscillated somewhat between those poles even as I read it Because for all of the rebellious wit and satiric insight on display throughout the novel despite the exce

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    Ferdydurke [Pdf] I didn't finish it well I did read it it finished me SoNR No RatingA first for me this No Rating And though my index finger twitches on my mouse dying to rate it if it but could but how could it? How can anyone's index finger click on any rating? It almost begs to be given one star cos Oh my GR systematizers how can you I or anyone like or like this book? So one star should work cos not only did I did not like it occur here it is objectiv

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Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? eHe published this in 1937 when he was 33 years old Two years after its publication Russian invaded Poland and turned it into a communist country Poland subseuently banned this book so Gombrowicz hid in Argentina and France Ferdydurke is a darkly satirical comedy that is considered modernist The main protagonist and the narrator of the story Joey Kawalski is a 30 yo writer His professor hypnotizes him and under the spell turns him back to his teenage years and a high school pupil At that stage Gombrowicz makes references to a pupa As the plot unfolds hexperiences again all the angst franks bullying and sexual awakening including reliving his first love of an adolescent In telling the story of Joey s life Gombrowicz xplores identity and cultural s and the shaping of people s lives by form The prose is playful but I just could not understand many of the things mentioned which I guess based on the information in the first paragraph are attacks to the Poland political and societal lites or maybe to the communist run government There are brilliant parts Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group especially when Joey suddenly shifts from first person narration to directly addressing his reader It is also my first time to laugh at thend of the novel upon reading this line It s the Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust end what a gasAnd who s read it is an ass Imagine reading 281 pages of this book and missing maybe third of what it says then being referred to as an ass ha haBottomline for its historical perspective and for sampling an important Polish novel it s a worthwhile read No regrets reading this at all Ferdydurke appeared in Germany without commentary toxplain briefly what it is about thus some critics and readers did not know where to beginI think about the basic assumptions of Ferdydurke regarding criticism and I can Conscience and Memory endorse them without reservation There arenough innocent works that Pansy Vol. 6 enter life looking as if they did not know that they would be raped by a thousand idiotic assessmentsTo avoid this kind of assessment I decided to let Witold Gombrowicz speak about Ferdydurke himself Everything you ll read or have already read in this reviewxcept for this paragraph and the very last one I lifted from his Diary Forgive me WGIn Ferdydurke two loves fight with Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods each other two strivings the striving for maturity and the striving forternally rejuvenating immaturity This book is the image of the battle for the maturity of someone who is in love with his own immaturityAs long as you understand Ferdydurke as a battle with convention it will trot calmly down the well beaten path but if you understand that man creates himself with another man in the sense of the wildest debauchery Ferdydurke will neigh and leap forward as if you had jabbed it with a spur carrying you off into the realm of the Unpredictable Ferdydurke is a form Elizabeth I element than a form conventionI had crossed Ferdydurke out of my life Now I read it again line after line and its words meant nothing to me The nothingness of words The nothingness of ideas problems styles attitudes the nothingness of art Words words wordsFerdydurke is a book that is unusually difficult and what is is misleading and deceptiveI wrote Ferdydurke in the years 1936 37 when no one knew anything about Existentialism In spite of this Ferdydurke isxistential to the marrow Critics I will help you in determining why Ferdydurke is Education in a New Society existential because man is created by people and because people mutually form themselves This is preciselyxistence and not Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education essence Ferdydurke isxistence in a vacuum that is nothing xcept xistence That is why in this book practically all the basic themes of The Baby Swap Miracle existentialism play fortissimo becoming creating oneself freedom fear absurdity nothingness with the single difference that in addition to the typicalxistential spheres of human life like Heidegger s banal and authentic life Kierkegaard s aesthetic thical and religious life or Jaspers s spheres there is yet another sphere namely the sphere of immaturity The nding of Ferdydurke is not gratuitous I fled my face in my hands I xpect the future scientific world to confirm what Ferdydurke proclaims about a distance to form and about not identifying with it Tomorrow s art the art of deformed people will rise under this signIt is not worth carrying on about Ferdydurke which is a circus and not a philosophyflees his face in his hands This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License I remember a song from my youth one we played on record players before households had stereos A time when said record players still had a setting for 78 rpm which is what we had to use to play this tune One of those childhood memories which never really goes AWAY A SONG THAT WAS ALREADY A song that was already when we started listening to itWe was out in California one time And we wandered lookin for a room and this mad hotel And we got upstairs a I didn t like this book I didn t hate it ither If I could have given it two and a half stars I would have I liked the premise Parts of it were interesting and I think I got what he was doing with the work but it just never gelled for me Maybe if I had read it straight through without taking a bit of a break with reading a history book I might have njoyed it but by about page 200 the whole book felt like work For xample I was on the bus and I had the choice between reading this book or starting straight ahead at the darkness through the tinted windows only slightly broken up by passing street lights that illuminated almost nothing for me and I choose the staring straight ahead after reading half a page Reading doesn t usually feel like work to me so that s got to say something Maybe I was just in a staring mood that day Actually fuck it any book that makes me want to stare at nothing rather than read it deserves two stars I will not let myself be pushed around the opinions nothing rather than read it deserves two stars I will not let myself be pushed around the opinions people John Fuckdike who tell me the book is a late modernism masterpiece This book is a failure a good idea and some interesting moments but overall the book never lives up to it s potential and the reader well that would be me thinks Rabbit Updike is a fucking idiot who once again sounds like a paid spokesperson for a book instead of an honest critic or someone with an honest opinion Ok I ve said it I don t like this book and I don t like John Updike and it wasn t until I started writing this review that I ven noticed he had written the blurb on the back and yes that might have given me the conviction to give this book two stars instead of three Happy now Updike Some insignificant asshole on the internet took a star away from a book you liked because his dislike of you overrode his feeling that a supposed classic couldn t just get two stars and there must be some kind of

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on his part for not it Now I know though that it s ok I know you probably only liked it because there are lots of ass references and you re a dirty fucking pervert who has only been able to write anything by ripping off other people Fuck you Updike Good grief I ve got a copy of this somewhere that I must have liberated from a second hand bookshop years ago and which I am fairly sure has long since gone the way of all books although it is hard for me to tell as much of my life is in semi storage to varying degreesAn odd story Not Mloda Polska thanks to the correction in comments but a product of the inter war period A man is taken out of adult life and made to live as a child he is forced to return to school and given foster parents to live with Naturally he is still an adult ven though verybody treats him as a child There is an absurd classroom scene in which the star pupil who naturally due to the halo ffect is also the most handsome is called upon by the teacher to save his lesson by Generations and Collective Memory explaining the greatness of presumably Mi Ferdydurke is some sort of abracadabra and the novel can be defined as an absurdist abstraction Mankind is accursed because ourxistence on this arth does not tolerate any well defined and stable hierarchy verything continually flows spills over moves on From Notes to Narrative everyone must be aware of and be judged byveryone Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America else and the opinions that the ignorant dull. Lly banned in Poland for decades It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth century European literature Ferdydurke is translated here directly from the Polish for the first time Danuta Borchardt deftly captures Gombrowicz's playful and idiosyncratic style and she allows English speakers toxperience fully the masterpiece of a writer whom Milan Kundera describes as one of the great novelists of our century Extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonder. I didn t finish it well I did read it it finished me SoNR No RatingA first for me this No Rating And though my index finger twitches on my mouse dying to rate it if it but could but how could it How can anyone s index finger click on any rating It almost begs to be given one star cos Oh my GR systematizers how can you I or anyone like or like this book So one star should work cos not only did I did not like it occur here it is objectively speaking now positively unlikeable and designed to be thus It has been crafted so as to be puerile in its lampooning of puerility infantile in its aping of infantility callow in its critiue of callowness and unbelievably silly in its refusal to refuse unbelievable silliness Go ahead you ass this book commands go ahead and give me one pooping star smack me a good one right in the pupa an untranslatable word one that invades your readerly space xactly 96 times in the novel though that number seems far far lower than it should believe me but roughly it means ass or toosh I dare you I beg you I disdain you Pupa pupa Pupas pupas Whee Whee Whee And so on not an xact uote but you get the pictureBut nor this book would cease mocking you if nodding sagely like a Prof as you read it stroking your scholarly chin as you congratulated your mature self on congratulating this novel for its zany immaturity telling yourself when you gasp for breath over the finish line I have not yet recovered my own that you are giving it the full five stars that its indubitable canonicity deserves But It was Amazing How on Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) earth could it be amazing unless you were told that it had to be amazing because it has amazed so many others before you that if you did not find it amazing there is simply something wrong with you and your capacity to be amazed and not with this novel or anti novel which is also an anti anti novel and its capacity to amaze you you ass If you are credulousnough to be amazed by this you d probably be amazed by pretty much anything wouldn t you And that would make you ither a callow puerile infantile or silly or all of the above Like meSeriously though if reading those first two paragraphs annoyed you ven remotely as much as it annoyed me to write them boy are you in for a treat with this blasted book I read it cos I am making it a project to read or re read verything that Milan Kundera raves about and so far he s been an xcellent guide to Foraging for Survival excellence Cervantes Fielding Sterne Flaubert Broch Kafka and the bits of Musil that I have read have not disappointed Did Ferdydurke disappoint though Absolutely Can I see why Kundera lauds it so Kinda though I can certainly spot the influence the disenchantment of the soul and the tyranny of the body a distrust of the culture of youth the tension between seriousness and laughtertc But for the life of me I cannot picture MK re reading this book as clever as it may or may not be OK part of me says see para 2 must surely be it just does not promise to reward too close a reading let alone multiple readings I d wagerFor me the best bits were the most serious and theoretical the two Prefaces to stories that are bundled in with the rest of the text Don t get me wrong though cose these Prefaces are still really really silly but they seem to approach if not affirm coherence and dare I say it wholeness at times PK a wholeness of parts of assembled fragments a wholeness at least in the sense that Fragments every book has some kind of cover and binding And I recommend repetition as the method fornhancing the vigor of your work because by systematically repeating certain words phrases situations and parts I intensify them thereby heightening the impression of uniformity of style to the point of near mania It s by means of repetition repetition that mythology is most readily created Take note however that this construction from particles is not a mere construction it is actually an ntire philosophy which I ll present here in the frivolous and frothy form of a carefree magazine article But what do you think tell me in your opinion doesn t the reader assimilate parts only and only partly at that He reads a part or a piece of it then stops only to resume reading another piece later and as so often happens he starts from another piece later and as so often happens he starts from middle or from the nd then backtracks to the beginning uite often he ll read a couple of segments then toss the book aside not because he has lost interest in it but because something lse came to his mind And ven if he were to read the whole do you think that he can visualize it in its ntirety and appreciate the relationship and harmony of its individual parts unless he hears it from an xpert Is it for this that an author toils for years cuts his material and bends it into shape tears it apart and patches it up again sweats and agonizes over it so that an xpert may tell the reader that its construction is good 70Though his tongue is firmly in his own pupa here the serious minded reader in us can almost make out something in it no No Unlike say in the bizarre sub Candide picaresuing about of the hero as he is transformed from a normal thirty year old into a seventeen year old schoolboy who is subjected to inane adventures at school at the home of his landlord and I think Cos near the nd of this Festival of the Id it became hard to tell in search of an abducted farmhand And of the Id it became hard to tell in search of an abducted farmhand And A Retreat I have a hunch but I don t know whether my lips should confess it now that the time for a Universal Retreat is at hand The son of One Ticket To Texas earth will henceforth understand that he is notxpressing himself in harmony with his deepest being but always in accordance with some artificial form painfully thrust upon him from without ither by people or by circumstance Comments and reviews on this classic of interwar Polish absurdism seem to oscillate between adoration and ambivalence This actually makes some kind of sense as my own reactions oscillated somewhat between those poles ven as I read it Because for all of the rebellious wit and satiric insight on display throughout the novel despite the Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy excellence and memorable uotability of so many individual lines there s also something very wordy and over analyzed about this Polish new wave filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski did an aptly bizarre film adaptation whichven with sporadic narration has a uality of fascinating inscrutability specially as to the motivations of the characters and the significance of many of their acts In the novel however verything is Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader extensivelyxplained and broken down into its own insane logic As a result the novel makes a great deal of sense and as I said often conveys itself very well but takes a very long time to do so with any actual action reuiring pages of Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead explication to get them off the ground And so the divided aspects of this brilliant boring notable and annoying little book On the other hand pages of stalling does help ramp up the absurdist tension at a couple peak scenes how long willveryone stand unspeaking in the darkened house unable to make a move because of the terrible inertia of having stood around unspeaking int he dark too long already to possibly be able to Bryozoan Evolution explain itFor some reason Skolimowski made this in English rather than the Polish it is so much better known in and in 1991 filming in Poland shouldn t have been restricted and notven Crispin Glover s manic turn as Mientus could find it an audience He didn t direct again for 17 years Unlike
PORNOGRAFIA THIS TAKES ITS SWEET TIME 
this takes its sweet time up but once the motor is cranked FERDYDURKE delivers some bizarro batshit thrills memorably unnerving Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) encounters and genuine belly laffs The introssay by Susan Sontag praises its sublime mockery of all attempts to normalize desire which is spot on With its tumbling prose psychological acuity and surreal gambits the novel was so far ahead of its time that Gombrowitz included several digressions to discuss his methods and demonstrate that he knew what he was doing Often he lets these mini Silvers Edge essays and playlets tilt toward contradiction and paradox By way of furtherxplanation Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 is considered as one of the most important literary figures in Poland Ferdydurke was his first novel and. In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness Originally published in Poland in 1937 Ferdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame Deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis Stalinists and the Polish Communist regime in turn the novel as well as all of Gombrowicz's other works was officia. ,

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And slow witted hold about us are no less important than the opinions of the bright the nlightened the refined This is because man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man s soul be it ven the soul of an idiot I absolutely disagree with my fellow writers who treat the opinions of the dull witted with an aristocratic haughtiness and declare odi profanum vulgus What a cheap and simplistic way of avoiding reality what a shoddy Going Berserk escape into specious loftiness I maintain on the contrary that the dull and narrow minded they are the urgent and compelling are their opinions just as an ill fitting shoe hurts us than a well fitting one And the judgments of the oafs prevail and Ferdydurke is the world seen through theyes of idiots Normality is a tightrope walker above the abyss of abnormality How much potential madness is contained in the veryday order of things And seen with the ye of a talented ignoramus the ordinary social stereotypes and customs become preposterous and our regular behavioral patterns turn ludicrous There is nothing that the mature hate there is nothing that disgusts them than immaturity writes Gombrowicz in this comic masterpiece of Polish literature Be prepared to Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America embrace your immaturity as Gombrowicz attacks so called maturity andxposes it as a fraud in this story about an aspiring author who is reduced to back to his childish teenage self before a former professor and brought back to school This first novel of his was banned by the Nazi s and Communist parties for it s stinging criticisms on society and authority Gombrowicz toys with the absurbed as he delivers a hilarious blend of comedy political and social satire literature and psychological critiue and the uestion of identity all while Autobiography and Other Writings exposing man as an immature beingWhile Gombrowicz is considered a major figure in Polish and Eastern European literature and his first novel Ferdydurke is considered one of his foremost novels it wasn t until the later stages of his career however that Gombrowicz s genius became widely recognized A major factor of this is due to a fateful trip to Buenos Aires on theve of WWII Upon arrival he discovered Hitler had invaded Poland and chose to remain abroad working in a bank owned by another Polish xpatriate and did not return to Europe until the 60 s He died in 1969 during a lecture tour on xistentialism and was buried in VenceGombrowicz was a major inspiration and influence on me in my 20s He was the first author I turned to during my whole I m in my 20s and need to figure out my identity so I should read the works from the country of my ancestors bit Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. everyone goes through Even after having read a lot of Polish authors something I still try to read at least one of a year he is the one I always turn back to and reflect most highly upon along with Olga Tokarczuk He was openly bisexual and a leftist outspoken against politics in general ardently against nationalism and wrote many of his novels while working a menial job in a bank and hiding the manuscripts under the register This is the sort of thing that really resonated with me as a persona but the humor and directness of his social criticism in his works inspired me andxpanded my thinkingThe translation of this novel as the introduction will pound into your head attempted to maintain Gombrowicz style and nuances as best as possible This includes using a variety of diminutives and not translating certain key phrases including many of the Latin and french idioms that would have been intentionally left untranslated in it s native polish This choice also gives us a great new word that you will use constantly probably to the annoyance of others after this novel the pupa The pupa is a very ncompassing word that most often literally means the butt Yes assess play a large part of this novel There are hilarious bits of mommy s and aunties peeping through holes in the fence around the playground to talk amongst ach other about what cute little pupas pupas pupas our little darlings have The pupa is used very freely often times standing in for various ideas of immaturity and youth This novel is teeming with immaturity symbolism so keep a sharp ye outThis novel is a perfect blend of high brow and low brow humor It s as if Frasier and Monty Python got together for a social satire aimed at intellectuals The novel if Frasier and Monty Python got together for a social satire aimed at intellectuals The novel basically split into three parts ach with a break from the story for Gombrowicz to discuss literature and tell side stories that offer further insight into the novel s themesthe short story of The Child Runs Deep in Filidor would ven be worth reading on it s own There is the school scene which pits cliues of schoolchildren against ach other creating a metaphor of Polish politics with different groups symbolizing various political parties This section showcases children trying so desperately to hard to be tough and vulgar and adult that they are simply innocent in their desire not to be innocent This brought to mind the poem Schoolchildren by Author WH Auden which I would highly recommend The teachers are also shown through the lens of Gombrowicz as being just as juvenile and foolish as their students All institutions and values and ideas that would present themselves as above the common rabble or mature comes under fire from Gombrowicz s cutting critiue He dissects the modern family with all their progressive ideas making them into a laughable fraud of immature beings posturing as respectable Cities and university s are mocked and belittled relationships are made out as foolish while peasants and Infamous especially lords get the biggest brunt of Gombrowicz s fist to the mouth of society The last scenes of this novel are incredible and very Monty Pythonsk in their absurbdity Even the moon in the sky becomes a giant pupa shinning down on us all You will want to call Walled every nose a snoot andvery face or accurately very identity a mug after reading this The closing lines of the story are ven a slap in the face to you the reader and you will laugh and relish in your own humiliationAs an author Gombrowicz is cunning and deft and can manipulate words with the best of them He has a brilliant insightful mind and is ager to share it with the reader managing to show off an assumed arrogance but while being than inviting His greatest skills are his grasp on the human psyche and he manages to deconstruct human nature wonderfully In scenes where the narrator is toying with the minds of others and creating a sense of unease the reader will feel it too and Gombrowicz seemingly njoys making the reader uncomfortable as he slowly tightens the screws of his psychological terrorisms this is a theme he really xpands upon in his highly xistential novel Cosmos He laughs in the face of humanity reducing anything beyond juvenile immaturity as merely posturing a series of Snowbound Seduction empty phrases and grimaces and a false facade His lecture on being an author offer some of the finest insights into falsity in art he reflects that man too often just tries to create what others wouldnjoy and in the end we trap ourselves in an ocean of opinions ach one defining you we trap ourselves in an ocean of opinions ach one defining you someone Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century else and creating you in another man s soul all because man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man s soul be itven the soul of an idiot This is just scratching the surface of the full frontal barrage of arguments Gombrowicz throws about Let me conceive my own shape let no one do it for me he bellows This novel wholly original creates a Gombrowicz that you will njoy through further novels I feel he achieves this lofty goalThis is one of the funniest novels I have ver read and is a wonderful satire that will reveal itself further if you put a little work into it and research some of the many allusions Also the cover art is done by none other than Bruno Schulz another incredible major figure of Polish literature Oh and Ian this is definitely Literary Comedy Gombrowicz will insult verything you know and you will love him all the for it From a human being one can only take shelter in the arms of another human being From the pupa however there is absolutely no scapeA clear 55. Ful Long live its sublime mockery Susan Sontag from the foreword A masterpiece of European modernism Susan Sontag ushers this new translation into print with a strong and useful foreword calling Gombrowicz's tale 'extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonderful' And it is Publishers Weekly Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 wrote three other novels Trans Atlantyk Pornografia and Cosmos which together with his plays and his three volume Diary have been translated into than thirty languages. .
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