Author

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Witold Marian Gombrowicz

Polish writer

1904   -   1969

movement: existentialism
genre: short story, short novel, novel
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Second Polish Republic, Poland
language of expression: Polish
educated at: Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
occupation: writer, playwright, novelist, diarist, poet lawyer, essayist, author
award received: Prix Formentor
www.gombrowicz.net

Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 24, 1969) was a Polish writer and playwright. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. Because he was a leftist, bisexual, and anticlerical who defied all party lines, his books were banned in communist Poland. In 1937 he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: problems of immaturity and youth, 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. His diaries were published in 1969 and are, according to the Paris Review, "widely considered his masterpiece". He was a Nobel Prize candidate in Literature in 1966, according to a recently published database.
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Works

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Ferdydurke

book by Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1937

Cosmos

novel by Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1965

Pornografia

Novel by Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1960

Trans-Atlantyk

novel Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1994

Bacacay

short story collection

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1933

The Marriage

play written by Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

Dziennik

dziennik Witolda Gombrowicza

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1957

Gombrowicz, Witold. Iwona, księżniczka Burgunda

1958 play written by Witold Gombrowicz

author: Witold Marian Gombrowicz

1958

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