Posts Tagged ‘witold gombrowicz’

It seems I underestimated Witold Gombrowicz. I’ve come late to this story, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, but it seems he’s capable of more than just rattling cages. Thomas Urban looks into the week-long conflict in Poland over required reading in schools. The governing coalition is now threatened with collapse over the dispute, centering around the […]

The latest edition of CONTEXT has an excellent article on Witold Gombrowicz by Michael Pinker. Here’s a taste: Gombrowicz conveys his scorn of contemporary Polish attitudes while his farcical masqueraders awkwardly pirouette around their sense of their own belittlement, puppets of the forms they inflict on one another. There’s also an interview with Dumitru Tsepeneag, […]



Witold Gombrowicz, born on August 4th, 1904, “the most important twentieth-century novelist most Western readers have never heard of”, and still capable of rattling Polish cages: read this essay by translator Benjamin Paloff at Words Without Borders to learn why. Words Without Borders also carries his short story “The Rat”. The Beinecke Rare Book & […]