Diary Boxed Set (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
695
Utgivningsdatum
1994-10-01
Förlag
Northwestern University Press
Översättare
Lillian Vallee
Medarbetare
Kott, Jan (red.)
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780810111516
Diary Boxed Set (häftad)

Diary Boxed Set

Häftad Engelska, 1994-10-01
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This is the first English translation of his Diary, the most Polish and the most universal of Witold Gombrowicz's work. Gombrowicz (1904-1969), who left Poland at age thirty-five and never returned, whose writings were banned in his own country, has had an impact on Polish literature unlike any of his contemporaries. But he changed more than the image of Polish letters. If literature cannot influence national character, it can at least influence the national image, its understanding and evaluation of itself. That is what Gombrowicz changed: the image and stereotype of the Pole.
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"I am absolutely sure that this translation will be considered a great event in American intellectual life."" - Stanislaw Baranczak ""Having this book in my hands, I felt a joy at the thought that strong personalities like that of Gombrowicz, sooner or later find recognition thanks to the sheer intensity of their existence."" - Czeslaw Milosz, New York Review of Books

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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.