This is the first English translation of Witold Gombrowicz's Diary, the most Polish and the most universal of his works. Volume Three records Gombrowicz's departure from Argentina for Europe, where he spends a year in Berlin and settles on the French Riviera. It details his friendship with Bruno Schulz, his reflections on Dante's "monstrous work," and his responses to the work of contemporaries, and in so doing reveals the core of a great writer's sensibility.
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Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 in Maloszyce, Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship, 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.From Publishers Weekly:
Restless, deracinated, eternally dissatisfied, Polish novelist/playwright Gombrowicz (1904-1969) swings between melancholy reverie and feverish, near-ecstatic risk-taking prose in this final volume of his celebrated diary. In self-imposed exile in Argentina, the cosmopolitan writer muses on the spiritual thinness of modern literature, poetry and music. He assails Jorge Luis Borges's writing as an example of "unliving thought" and views Sartre as an embodiment of the pathology of our unfree epoch. Returning to Europe in 1963 after a 24-year absence, Gombrowicz offers gleefully curmudgeonly observations on Paris and ponders the moral vacuum at the heart of postwar Germany's affluence. In 1966 he settles on the French Riviera. Spiked with jarring images dredged up from the subconscious, this intense self-portrait, though not as powerful as the two previous installments, is still a tremendous goad to the imagination, as Gombrowicz explores the metaphysics of good and evil and dissects people's tendency to escape themselves through immersion in religion, aesthetics, mysticism or politics.
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Descripción Northwestern University Press, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0810107198
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