Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. His most famous novel, cosmos, the recipient of the 1967 international prize for literature, is now available in a critically acclaimed translation, for the first time directly from the polish, by the awardwinning translator danuta borchardt. Ferdydurke kindle edition by witold gombrowicz, danuta borchardt. Olsniewa ironia i obrazoburczym humorem czy traci myszka. Follow witold gombrowicz and explore their bibliography from s witold gombrowicz author page. Gombrowicz, witold article about gombrowicz, witold by the. Ferdydurke is a story of bottoms and faces, symbolising private and public identities. The first book i read by gombrowicz was pornografia and, though i enjoyed it, ferdydurke surpasses it by far. In this bitterly funny novel a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childi.
We live in an era of violent changes, of accelerated development, in which settled forms are breaking under lifes pressure. Ferdydurke 2000 read online free book by witold gombrowicz. Be prepared to embrace your immaturity as gombrowicz attacks socalled maturity and exposes it as a fraud in this story about an aspiring author. Witold gombrowicz, these two words, which i carried on myself are now accomplished. Originally published in poland in 1937, ferdydurke became an instant literary. Cosmos is a metaphysical noir thriller narrated by witold, a seedy. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, antinationalist flavor. Just before the outbreak of world war ii, young witold gombrowicz left his ho.
Ferdydurke witold gombrowicz lecture duniversalis ebook troly. Niestety, nie wszystkie ksiazki mozna dostac w ebooku. A singlevolume edition of diary, gombrowiczs acclaimed masterpiece, now with previously unpublished pages restored just before the outbreak of world war ii, young witold gombrowicz left his home in poland and set sail for south america. Wspaniala przygoda literacka dla wielbicieli gombrowicza. Danuta borchardt has translated several works by witold. Ive been a fan of the work of acclaimed polish author witold gombrowicz for some time, having read and enjoyed his amusing philosophical novels pornografia and ferdydurke more than once.
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Witold gombrowicz was born on august 4, 1904 in maloszyce, poland, russian empire. Witold gombrowicz has 84 books on goodreads with 47106 ratings. Ferdydurke od witold gombrowicz mozesz juz bez przeszkod czytac w formie ebooka pdf, epub, mobi. Witold gombrowiczs most popular book is ferdydurke. Its too impenetrable, too zany, too dated, was the impression i had been given from the small. Ferdydurke the margellos world republic of letters witold gombrowicz, danuta borchardt on. Pages in category novels by witold gombrowicz the following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. It is a parody of literary styles, a mockery of pretence and hypocrisy, and a probing of the murkier aspects of the social and psychological construction of the self. Witold gombrowicz is the author of a guide to philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutes, transatlantyk, cosmos, and pornografia, the first three available from yale university press. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz ive always been intrigued by the relationship between the title of a novel and its content. Gombrowicz lived in buenos aires for over twenty years and spent his last in france. Witold gombrowicz 19041969 was a polish author and this is his diary. In this bitterly funny novel a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to.
Michal bulhakow biografiathe poetry of survival post war poets of central and eastern. Considered one of polands foremost literary figures of the twentieth century, gombrowiczs novels and plays have been translated into many languages. He died on july 25, 1969 in vence, alpesmaritimes, france. This page contains details about the fiction book ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz published in 1937. Buy ferdydurke reprinted ed by witold gombrowicz isbn. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz has finally been properly translated into english. Not that this is an event worth mentioning in general, but the point to be made is that the world of translation offers room for all kinds of mischief and sloppiness. Witold gombrowicz witold gombrowicz 19041969 is considered the most remarkable polish prose writer of the 20th century. If theres one thing that postmodern literature tells us, after all, it is that the act of naming of claiming the right to narrate and define is a political act and an exercise of power. Witold gombrowicz 19041969, was a polish novelist and playwright.
The main characters of this fiction, european literature story are. A singlevolume edition of diary, gombrowicz s acclaimed masterpiece, now with previously unpublished pages restored just before the outbreak of world war ii, young witold gombrowicz left his home in poland and set sail for south america. Ferdydurke the margellos world republic of letters. Mar 24, 2011 ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz ive always been intrigued by the relationship between the title of a novel and its content. Through the looking glass, and what alice found there lewis carroll. In 1937 he published his first novel, ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes. Witold gombrowicz article about witold gombrowicz by the. His novels and plays include ferdydurke 1937, transatlantyk 1953, slub 1953, kosmos 1965, and pornografia 1966. Ferdydurke by witold gombrowicz, danuta borchardt kirkus. Niestety po tym, jak dowiedzialam sie, ze utwor gombrowicza to lektura obowiazkowa poczulam taki lekki niepokoj. A sly, funny, absorbing fourth novel and lovingly translated by. Ferdydurkea grotesque image of contemporary society that shocked the reading publicgombrowicz visited argentina, where he became stranded during and after world war ii. Jul 22, 2017 open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. If theres one thing that postmodern literature tells us, after all, it is that the act of naming of claiming the right to narrate and define.
His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense. Witold gombrowicz books list of books by author witold. Ferdydurke is a novel by the polish writer witold gombrowicz, published in 1937. Free download or read online ferdydurke pdf epub book. Mar 31, 2017 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. In witold gombrowicz success of his first novel, ferdydurke 1937. Gombrowicz is recognized as an original satirist, an existential innovator who mingled the real with the unreal to convey a highly personal vision of the world. 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.
The first edition of the novel was published in 1937, and was written by witold gombrowicz. Ferdydurkea grotesque image of contemporary society that shocked the reading publicgombrowicz visited argentina, where. And even though i could still do something unpredictable for myself, i no longer want to. He is the author of ferdydurke, transatlantyk, pornografia, and cosmos, as well as plays, stories, and his diary. Ferdydurke kindle edition by witold gombrowicz, danuta. Publication date 2005 publisher yale university press. Ive written something stupid, but i havent signed a contract with anyone to produce solely.
See all books authored by witold gombrowicz, including ferdydurke, and cosmos and pornografia. Dive deep into witold gombrowiczs ferdydurke with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. These, along with his plays and his diary, have been translated into more than thirty languages. Descargar epub gratis del autor witold gombrowicz espaebook. These additional stories include two that had already previously appeared as part of witold gombrowicz s novel ferdydurke philidors child within and philiberts child within as well as. If i could give this book a higher rating than five stars i would. Reading witold gombrowicz means confronting an artistic vision of extraordinary intensity, withering in its austerity, imperious in its dismissal of convention and cant, solicitous only of the truth, no matter how unpleasant or embarrassing. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading ferdydurke. His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, antinationalist flavor. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 320 pages and is available in paperback format.
In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned polish author witold gombrowicz. Pdf ferdydurke book by witold gombrowicz free download. Ferdydurke witold gombrowicz ebook mobi, epub ksiegarnia. He wrote four novels, transatlantyk, cosmos, pornografia, and ferdydurke, which, together. Diary could be read as gombrowiczs attempt to escape the finality of becoming oneself once and for all. 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. 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 modernist masterpiece. He started writing short stories and when they had a. I had, however, never got around to having a go at cosmos. He studied law at the university of warsaw and then went to study in paris. 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. Complete summary of witold gombrowicz s ferdydurke. As a leftist, bisexual, and anticlerical who defied all party lines, his books were banned in communist poland. Gombrowicz himself wrote of his novel that it is not.595 79 590 1524 722 22 1450 1469 232 364 1390 1367 493 1366 53 746 1253 1029 732 916 1094 1573 1052 771 690 779 1385 1587 165 1088 707 1361 386 1472 188 638 816