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. Long banned in its authors native poland, this highspirited satire first published in 1937, and now available in a first unabridged english translation on the regimentation that gombrowicz 190469 foresaw as the destructive storm then approaching europe has since been acclaimed as a. Milan kundera ferdydurke, nietzscheci diyebilecegim birkac romandan birisi ve kesinlikle tek komik romandir, eger boyle bir tanimlama yapilabilirse. My undertaking here is to follow gombrowicz s stricture and engage him mano a mano. He is the author of ferdydurke, transatlantyk, pornografia, and cosmos, as well as plays, stories, and his diary. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Ferdydurke, among its centrifugal charms, includes some of the truest and funniest literary satire in print. Not in the refuse responsibility, be a peter pan kind of way, but in the all evil stems from excessive seriousness. Witold gombrowicz books list of books by author witold. John updike a wonderfully subversive, selfabsorbed, hilarious book. The main characters of this fiction, european literature story are. Witold gombrowicz has 84 books on goodreads with 48100 ratings.
We must admire the courage of danuta borchardt who offers us the first english text of the novel that is taken directly from the polish and that. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 208 pages and is available in hardcover format. Two years after its publication russian invaded poland and turned it into a communist country. Gombrowicz takes the readers into salons, homes, encounters in restaurants and theaters, dramatizing and selfdramatizing, turning the diary into a work blending. Cosmos is a vicious and uncompromised little gem of the obscene. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, antinationalist flavor. Volume two explores a more personal and intimate side of gombrowicz in his adopted country of argentina. This is the first english translation of witold gombrowicz s diary, the most polish and the most universal of his works. Witold gombrowicz 19041969 is considered the most remarkable polish prose writer of the 20th century.
Witold gombrowicz s most popular book is ferdydurke. Ferdydurke yi, proustun olumunden sonra yazilmis uc veya dort buyuk romandan birisi olarak goruyorum. Gombrowicz himself wrote of his novel that it is not. Jaroslaw anders on cosmos cosmos will hold special appeal for fans of camus the stranger. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz 2012, paperback at the best online prices at.
Gombrowicz is simply too wayout, too idiosyncratic and vertiginous for your typical british mug and even kafka seems to be a fossilized bore compared to him. The first edition of the novel was published in 1937, and was written by witold gombrowicz. There is nothing that the mature hate more, there is nothing that disgusts them more, than immaturity writes gombrowicz in this comic masterpiece of polish literature. Pornografia by witold gombrowicz abebooks passion for books. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz, 2000, yale university press edition, in english ferdydurke 2000 edition open library. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz has finally been properly translated into english. Pornografia by gombrowicz, witold and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Witold marian gombrowicz august 4, 1904 july 24, 1969 was a polish writer and playwright. Originally published in poland in 1937, ferdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame. Cosmos edition 1 by witold gombrowicz 9780300108484. Danuta borchardt a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Think kafka translated by groucho marx, with commentaries. Witold gombrowicz 19041969 wrote three other novels, transatlantyk, pornografia, and cosmos, which together with his plays and his threevolume diary have been translated into more than thirty languages.
In 1937 he published his first novel, ferdydurke, which presented. A wonderfully subversive, selfabsorbed, hilarious book. In this bitterly funny novel a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of. He wrote four novels, transatlantyk, cosmos, pornografia, and ferdydurke, which, together with his plays and his three. The place is poland, in the early years of the german occupation.
Witold gombrowicz is the author of a guide to philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutes, trans. Free download or read online ferdydurke pdf epub book. Pdf cosmos book by witold gombrowicz free download 208. Poland subsequently banned this book so gombrowicz hid in argentina and france. 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. It is a book that bristles with indefatigable resources of satire, parody and irony. Gombrowicz lived in buenos aires for over twenty years and spent his last in. The first english translation of ferdydurke, by eric mosbacher, was published in 1961.
Ferdydurke the margellos world republic of letters gombrowicz, witold. John updikea wonderfully subversive, selfabsorbed, hilarious book. Ferdydurke pornografia cosmos an evergreen book witold gombrowicz. An introduction to the life and work of polish writer.
Adam novy, the believer borchardts graceful, powerful, and inventive translation is a great gift to all lovers of witold gombrowicz s quirky prose. In 2000, yale university press published the first direct translation from the original polish. See all books authored by witold gombrowicz, including ferdydurke, and cosmos and pornografia. Deemed scandalous and subversive by nazis, stalinists. Ferdydurke is a novel by the polish writer witold gombrowicz, published in 1937. Franklin see above wrote that cosmos 1965 arises from the same existential absurdity that animates his earlier novel, ferdydurke. Fantastical and absurd with strong links to existentialism, structuralism and satire, he has been hailed by milan kundera as one of the 20th centurys great novelists and one of its most profound by john updike. Shortlisted for the best translated book awardlonglisted for the believer book awardlonglisted for the. It was a combined indirect translation of the french, german and possibly spanish translations.
Transatlantico seix barral biblioteca gombrowicz spanish edition by gombrowicz, witold and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ferdydurke the margellos world republic of letters. The 2000 edition, translated by danuta borchardt, has an. Witold gombrowicz has been described as the ultimate writers writer, with the thought behind his work linking him to philosophers roland barthes and jeanpaul sartre. Pdf ferdydurke book by witold gombrowicz free download. Ferdydurke was his first novel and he published this in 1937 when he was 33 years old. The first edition of the novel was published in 1965, and was written by witold gombrowicz. Ferdydurke is a dynamite, a book that is profound in the hilarious way and profoundly hilarious and all of that at the same very time. 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.
Published in 1965, cosmos is the last novel by witold. As a leftist, bisexual, and anticlerical who defied all party lines, his books were banned in communist poland. In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned polish author witold gombrowicz. Indeed, having produced twenty books on the lives of beekeepers, one can be immortalizedbut what is the connection, where is the bond between the king of beekeepers and the inner man, between the man and the youth, between the youth and the boy, the.1059 1537 794 893 1155 800 1068 1082 1449 122 537 223 794 1265 502 1209 1559 874 1280 950 953 938 1503 488 482 721 450 405 1132 692 1521 1322 285 604 873 601 82 1492 313 1226 1318 739 473 995