Witold Gombrowicz





Witold Gombrowicz

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born
in Małoszyce, Poland
August 04, 1904

died
July 25, 1969

gender
male

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Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 in Małoszyce, near Kielce, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – July 24, 1969 in Vence, near Nice, France) was a Polish novelist and dramatist. His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. In 1937 he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: the problems of immaturity and youth, the creation of identity in interactions with others, and an ironic, critical examination of class roles in Polish society and culture. He gained fame only during the last years of his life but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature.

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Ferdydurke
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,527 ratings — published 1937 — 37 editions
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Trans-Atlantyk
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,217 ratings — published 1950 — 23 editions
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Cosmos
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 1965 — 33 editions
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Pornografia
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,038 ratings — published 1960 — 29 editions
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Bacacay
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1957 — 23 editions
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Diary
4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1986 — 19 editions
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Cosmos and Pornografia: Two...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Possessed: The Secret of My...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1977 — 16 editions
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Princess Ivona
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1969 — 5 editions
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Diary: Volume 1
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions
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More books by Witold Gombrowicz…
“Man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man's soul, be it even the soul of an idiot.”
Witold Gombrowicz, Ferdydurke

“Don't be fooled by your own wisdom”
Witold Gombrowicz

“Rzecz prosta, im mądrzejszy czytelnik, tym i książka okaże się mądrzejsza; im zaś czytelnik głupszy i bardziej jałowy, tym i książka będzie głupsza.”
Witold Gombrowicz, Bacacay

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