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Pornografia by Witold Gombrowicz
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bookshelves: portospanish-latinamerican, 2018-gelassen

dnf 91. Sigh.
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Reading Progress

October 25, 2015 – Shelved
October 25, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 25, 2015 – Shelved as: portospanish-latinamerican
October 1, 2018 – Started Reading
October 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-gelassen
October 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Strike two this week! I really enjoyed Cosmos and Bacacay but dnf. Ferdyduke which seems to be popular around here. What did you not like here?


Nathan "N.R." Gaddis I pretty much hate Camus I guess. Existenco=EuroTrash or something.


message 3: by Nate D (new) - added it

Nate D Ferdyderke was completely maddening, but still felt like a notably original creation. Will aim towards Cosmos next, rather than this.


L.M.S. Rosa Apropos of Eurotrashy existentialism:

"Sartre's name, I understand, is associated with a fashionable brand of cafe philosophy and since for every so-called "existentialist" one finds quite a few "suctorialists" (if I may coin a polite term), this made-in- England translation of Sartre's first novel, "La Nausea" (published in Paris in 1938) should enjoy some success." - good ol' Nabokov.

http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/97/0...


Noah Leben Between Cosmos and Pornografia, Cosmos is the superior work. However, I thought Pornografia was fairly brilliant (to set my word against Nathan's). Unfortunately, it was some time ago that I read it, so I can't make a convincing case for it now.


Nathan "N.R." Gaddis I’m leaving Europe altogether maybe. Got two from SoAm lined up ; rarely disappointed there.


Noah Leben Have you done The Obscene Bird of Night yet? The nebulous first-person narrator may be to your liking.


Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Been scared of that one // obscenely delayed on it. But damn yes you are right.


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