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Witold Gombrowicz

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Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Gombrowicz (1904–69) is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and challenging of late European modernists. A native of central Poland and a close friend of Bruno Schulz and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), he was stranded in Argentina in 1939 and never returned to his homeland. His works in English translation include the novels Ferdydurke, Trans-Atlantyk, Cosmos, and Pornographia, as well as his stunning three-volume Diary.

Articles by Witold Gombrowicz

from “Peregrinations in Argentina”
By Witold Gombrowicz
At first we feel hatred toward other tourists—but eventually we begin to hate the tourist in us.
Translated from Polish by Danuta Borchardt
Adventures
By Witold Gombrowicz
1In 1930, in September, on a boat trip to Cairo, I fell into the Mediterranean Sea; I fell with a mighty splash, since at the time the sea was smooth, unruffled by any wave. Nevertheless, my fall was…
Translated from Polish by Bill Johnston
The Rat
By Witold Gombrowicz
The terror of the whole neighborhood, which had been so settled and well-off, was a brute, a scamp, and a brigand known as the Hooligan. He was born in the middle of nowhere on an expansive plain, grew…
Translated from Polish by Benjamin Paloff