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Ferdydurke

Witold Gombrowicz

Ferdydurke

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Eric Mosbacher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.G6493
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p. ;
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19203461M

The genius of this book, also, is that it does all that in the form of fart jokes. Auden], which I would highly recommend. While Gombrowicz is considered a major figure in Polish and Eastern European literature, and his first novel, Ferdydurke, is considered one of his foremost novels, it wasn't until the later stages of his career, however, that Gombrowicz's genius became widely recognized. Susan Sontag ushers this new translation into print with a strong and useful foreword, calling Gombrowicz's tale ""extravagant, brilliant, disturbing, brave, funny

But I was, alas, a juvenile, and juvenility was my only cultural institution. This section showcases children trying so desperately to hard to be tough and vulgar and 'adult' that they are simply 'innocent in their desire not to be innocent'. This brought to mind the poem 'Schoolchildren' by [Author: W. Highly recommended.

The representative of such a model of humanity is the eccentric millionaire homosexual Gonzalo. I disagree with Susan Sontag's introduction, however. Gombrowicz insists on the word immaturity, and not youth, because it represents something unattractive, something inferior. Aesthetically, Gombrowicz's clear and precise descriptions criticise Polish Romanticism, and he once claimed he wrote in defiance of Adam Mickiewicz especially in Trans-Atlantic.


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Ferdydurke book

I walked as if into the anachronims of a gigantic slap in the face, which was simultaneously a tradition of many centuries and an infantile smack, and it liberated, in one fell swoop, the lord and the child. They end up going to Joey's aunt and uncle's estate.

Form and chaos. It is a book that bristles with indefatigable resources of satire, parody and irony. It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth-century European literature.

Zeebra Books This masterpiece of European modernism was first published inand so arrived on the literary scene at an inopportune moment. At each transition point there is a general brawl, a moment of escape, followed by a descent back into rigid form.

Always mocking. The translation of this novel, as the introduction will pound into your head, attempted to maintain Gombrowicz style and nuances as best as possible.

Gombrowicz's health prevented him from thoroughly benefiting from this late renown. Gombrowicz toys with the absurbed as he delivers a hilarious blend of comedy, political and social satire, literature and psychological critique and the question of identity all while exposing man as an immature being.

The analyst breaks apart Filidor's wife, sending her to the hospital. Review will shown on site after approval. There has to be an English word for "pupa" there has to be.

His greatest skills are his grasp on the human psyche, and he manages to deconstruct human nature wonderfully. Date of issue: 24 April Description of the book "Ferdydurke": 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 childishness.

She is also a writer of short stories, which are regularly published on the website Exquisite Corpse. Because there is no escape from the mug, other than into another mug Joey leaves, but he is waylaid by Kneadus, who leads Joey off to find a farmhand.

Maybe I wasn't getting it at all. This was a fun read, and I found some of the situations truly hilarious. I hope posts on this novel and on his diary and Pornografia in the next few months will help that momentum—he deserves it.

I disagree with Susan Sontag's introduction, however. Kneadus plans to run away with the valet in the night, but the uncle interrupts the plan.

Highly recommended. Originally published in Poland inFerdydurke was deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis, Stalinists, and the Polish Communist regime in turn and was officially banned in Poland for decades. This is one of the funniest novels I have ever read, and is a wonderful satire that will reveal itself further if you put a little work into it and research some of the many allusions.

Ferdydurke provoked sharp critical reactions and immediately divided Gombrowicz's audience into rival camps of worshipers and sworn enemies. From a human being one can only take shelter in the arms of another human being. Upon arrival, he discovered Hitler had invaded Poland and chose to remain abroad, working in a bank owned by another Polish expatriate, and did not return to Europe until the 60's.

All institutions and values and ideas that would present themselves as 'above the common rabble' or 'mature' comes under fire from Gombrowicz's cutting critique.

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He has a brilliant, insightful mind and is eager to share it with the reader, managing to show off an assumed arrogance but while being more than inviting. This first novel of his was banned by the Nazi's and Communist parties for '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.

The translation of this novel, as the introduction will pound into your head, attempted to maintain Gombrowicz style and nuances as best as possible. I'm a rather young year-old myself.Ferdydurke eBook: Witold Gombrowicz, Danuta Borchardt: atlasbowling.com: Kindle Store.

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Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital atlasbowling.com projects include the Wayback Machine, atlasbowling.com and atlasbowling.comes: Apr 24,  · "Ferdydurke, among its centrifugal charms, includes some of the truest and funniest literary satire in print."—John Updike "A wonderfully subversive, self-absorbed, hilarious book.

Think Kafka translated by Groucho Marx, with commentaries."—Kirkus Reviews5/5(6). Ferdydurke is a novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz, published in Gombrowicz himself wrote of his novel that it is not " a satire on some social class, nor a nihilistic attack on culture.

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