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In the s he started writing, but soon rejected the legendary novel, whose form and subject matter were supposed to manifest his ‘worse’ and darker side of nature. In his family moved to Warsaw. For some I thought that they were some of the most brilliant stories I have ever read, for others that they are the most bizarre and idiotic ones and that I do not know why people waste their and my time writing such bullshit.

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This goes really high up on my list of favorite story collections.

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My final conclusion is, “I should have abandoned it. Basta che arrivi al lettore. I could have done without the extensive descriptions of marine and submarine tortures, but I suppose the violence is a part of the point. Bakakaj i inne opowiadania by Witold Gombrowicz. Published May 1st by Archipelago Books first published Sencillamente un autor de disfrute.

When he returned to Poland he began applying for legal positions with little success. My heightened interest of the Polish author was seeing his books everywhere in Argentina, discovering that he lived in Buenos Aires before going to France, and so I bought a novel Trans-Atlantykshort stories, and a published conversation of with French artist Jean Dubuffet. His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor.


Lola Lola rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Not sure that I will give him as an author any more chances either.

But what would happen if I were to acquire my own mystery and impose it on your world with all the patriotism, heroism, and devotion i was taught by love and by the army? He gained fame only during the bakakj years of his life but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. SpartanSheep olowiadania it really liked it Jul 27, His works gakakaj characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor.

When I do something well, I feel suspended on the inscrutable smiles of women, horses, frogs, dogs and bees. Their possible elbow room is getting tighter by the minute, held back by the rules that aren’t even unspoken, since we hardly know they exist. To ask other readers questions about Bacacayplease sign up.

Nothing is what it seams. Could an imagination be more over-heated? I thought they would leave me unsatisfiedwithout any time to develop neither story nor characters. Her repeatedly smashes our idealised pictures of society to pieces, and I’m happy with that. Maybe one day I can return to the stand out short stories from Bacacay which were for me, Aventuras and Crimen premeditado.

Oct 23, Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it. In he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: To ask other readers questions about Bakakaj i inne opowiadaniaplease sign up. For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist bullshit.

Gombrowicz’ universe is not opowiwdania fantastical as much as it is situated on a fundament of logic that makes no sense in the world as we know it; it is based on a system of logic endemic to Gombrowicz’ strange universe. Oct 09, Jim Elkins rated it really liked it Shelves: When he found out opowiadaniq the outbreak of war in Europe, he decided to wait in Buenos Aires till the war was over, but was actually to stay there until — often, especially during the war, in great poverty.


Gombrowicz creates stories that inhabit worlds parallel to our own that manages to shine a lot of light on the strange and arbitrary rules of human existence.

Oct 12, Baklavahalva rated it liked it. Karola rated it really liked it Sep 08, That is how it is ladies and gentlemen; you smile and narrow your bakaaj you cherish swallows and torment frogs; you find fault with a nose.

Want to Read saving…. Here chaos erupts, bakakai people try to act normal in abnormal situations. There is a longing for the ugly, the ungraceful and the grotesque in a world where everything bakakj isn’t light and beautiful cannot be accepted. May 14, Justin Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 08, Zvonimir rated it liked it. Jan 31, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it.

Quando, persino Witold, dovette cede Gombrowicz? At the turn of the 20’s and 30’s he started to write short stories, which were later printed under the title Memoirs Of A Time Of Immaturity.

Gombrowicz characters, as well as himself, exhibit an aversion to the “european, unpolluted and fresh” that they are asked to abide to.

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