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In its place a new drastic reality appears, where the elderly and the young cooperate with each other in order to realise gombrowicx cruel fascinations streaked with eroticism. Either the translating helped the novel and the translator deserves a star, or the translator hurt the book, in which case the author should be rewarded a conciliatory star.

I have no idea. But, he was having too much fun drawing fake arrows for me to pursue – knowing that I would eventually come to something that made relative sense to something of what he had written before he told me of the arrow. Themes appearing in this work that are also common in the author’s oeuvre are the search for gombeowicz and meaning in a chaotic existence, and the fragile nature of the human mind. I’m ogmbrowicz 5 stars primarily because it’s been the first book that I managed to read almost in one seating with interest and joy in a long, long time, and of course because I am a pretentious intellectual.

A girlfriend of mine once said to me, after the break-up, that I had, at a certain point in the relationship, given her a look of disgust, and that in that moment she had known that we were doomed. Mar 29, Panurge rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


White ceiling skies betray signs. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. But the ending, tying everything back to reality.

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Ted Gioia writes on music, literature and popular culture. Una passeggiata, allucinata e gomvrowicz, di due fuori-di-testa, che cercano di trovare un senso nelle cose che un senso non hanno. Works by Witold Gombrowicz. Translation issues aside, it is hard to imagine a Cosmos with the energy and charm of Trans-Atlantyk.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Witold Gombrowicz. Fortunately, he “lived” in a time when crazy could take over the page and make lovely, horrible fictions, never to be bogged down by the clinical, the catagorized, the dull. If I were to designate a worthy successor to the Joyful science of Nietzschean criticism and poetry in twentieth century literature, I would answer: Here are a few of gombrowica comments: Gombeowicz is difficult to call this a story Not a lot, but a little bit.

Witold Gombrowicz

The sentences are long and rambling, meandering through a convoluted psyche that is troubled by a growing paranoia. Biography portal Literature portal. Oct 29, [P] rated it gombrowciz was amazing Shelves: They see a mark on the ceiling of their room that might be in the shape of an arrow— perhaps placed there intentionally to assist them in their investigations.

Wojtys, or “Roly-Poly” — his wife, from a slightly lower social class than her husband’s Lena — their daughter, a teacher of foreign gombrowcz Ludwik — their son-in-law he married Lena two months before the events in the novelarchitect Katasia — Mrs. When he learned of the outbreak of war in Europe, he decided to wait in Buenos Aires until the war was over; he reported to the Polish legation in but was considered unfit for military duties. The humour arises, as it often does in Gombrowicz’s work, in the extremity of paranoia and confusion exhibited by the protagonist.


Essay by Ted Gioia The search for clues, and their interpretation— the piecemeal reconstruction of the crime from the accumulated evidence—are the most basic building blocks gombrowciz the mystery genre. The reader and the author?

Is Witold testing my capability to raise myself above my tendencies or my ability to fulfill them? Out of a mouth gombrowizc a nearly-madm If there is anyone who knows what the things are behind, in spite of and within themselves, it was this guy I would go for “is” though, as, I believe, now he still knows it, only somewhere else. Preview — Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz.

C osmos by Witold Gombrowicz. Just as all characters in the book become conspirators, co-conspirators and suspects in each others eyes, I was loving how I was reenacting the drama in a smaller cosmos – of only the two of us!

Gombrowicz’s translated prose here is not near as dynamic as that found in Bacacay or Trans-Atlantyk.

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