Witold Gombrowicz





Witold Gombrowicz


Born
in Małoszyce, Poland
August 04, 1904

Died
July 25, 1969

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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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3.85 avg rating — 6,123 ratings — published 1937 — 51 editions
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Trans-Atlantyk

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3.74 avg rating — 1,672 ratings — published 1950 — 35 editions
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Cosmos

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4.05 avg rating — 1,479 ratings — published 1965 — 44 editions
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Pornografia

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3.92 avg rating — 1,438 ratings — published 1960 — 37 editions
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Bacacay

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3.98 avg rating — 471 ratings — published 1957 — 33 editions
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Diary

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4.57 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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Dziennik 1953 - 1956

4.37 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
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Possessed: The Secret of My...

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3.75 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
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Cosmos and Pornografia: Two...

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Princess Ivona

3.92 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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“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”
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“Beauty beheld in solitude is even more lethal.”
Witold Gombrowicz, Ferdydurke

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