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Gombrowicz, Witold

Works: 1,425 works in 4,783 publications in 31 languages and 35,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Drama  History  Psychological fiction  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Interviewee, Performer, Contributor, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Honoree, Lyricist
Classifications: PG7158.G669, 891.8537
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Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz( )

201 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two young men meet by chance in a Polish resort town in the Carpathian Mountains. Intending to spend their vacation relaxing, they find a secluded family-run pension. But the two become embroiled first in a macabre event on the way to the pension, then in the peculiar activities and psychological travails of the family running it." -- Cover
Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

375 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 27 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness."--Jacket
A guide to philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutes by Witold Gombrowicz( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), novelist, essayist, and playwright, was one of the most important Polish writers of the twentieth century. A candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, he was described by Milan Kundera as "one of the great novelists of our century" and by John Updike as "one of the profoundest of the late moderns."" "Gombrowicz's works were considered scandalous and subversive by the ruling powers in Poland and were banned for nearly forty years. He spent his last years in France teaching philosophy; this book is a series of reflections based on his lectures."--Jacket
Pornografia by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

232 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While recuperating from wartime Warsaw in the Polish countryside, the unnamed narrator and his friend, Fryderyk, attempt to force amour between two local youths, Karol and Henia, as a kind of a lewd entertainment. They become increasingly frustrated as they discover that the two have no interest in one another, and the games are momentarily stopped by a local murder and a directive to assassinate a rogue member of the Polish resistance
Bacacay by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

110 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers ... a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck ... a group of aristocrats enjoys a vegetarian dish made from human flesh ... a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone ... a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story collection is presented here for the first time in English. These tales are utterly unique in world literature."--BOOK JACKET
Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

69 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play follows the impetuous Prince Philip, heir to the throne. Apparently on a lark, he decides to engage himself to the ugliest girl in the kingdom. He seems to enjoy the consternation it creates in his parents, King Ignatius & Queen Margaret, and the court. Unfortunately, as the charm of the engagement wears off, the taciturn Ivona wears on him, changing his whimsical affections. Philip berates and insults the impassive Ivona who appears to fall in love with Philip. The play concludes with each royal plotting Ivona's death. The superficiality and unvarnished cruelty of the court makes the play fly by in hilarious fashion
Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

170 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about Poles living in Argentina
The marriage by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessed : or the secret of Myslotch by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published pseudonymously as a newspaper serial in the months immediately preceding the outbreak of the Second World War and acknowledged by its author shortly before his death in 1969
Die Besessenen : Roman by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in Polish and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Polish countryside, a family pension sits next to a haunted castle where all their inhabitants coexist for better or worse
Operetta by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opérette, théâtre by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rozmowy z Gombrowiczem by Dominique de Roux( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in Polish and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les envoûtés by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berliner Notizen by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Tagebuch des Witold Gombrowicz by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

48 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronos by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tous les lecteurs de Witold Gombrowicz connaissent son Journal, paru dans la revue de l’émigration polonaise Kultura. Mais personne à ce jour ne soupçonnait l’existence d’un autre journal, sulfureux, celui dont l’auteur disait à sa femme Rita : « Si la maison brûle, tu prends le Kronos et les contrats, et tu cours le plus vite possible. » Le manuscrit en était resté totalement secret, après la mort de Gombrowicz en 1969 à Vence. De ce paquet de feuilles écrites à la main, avec des abréviations qui font penser à un texte kabbalistique, l’auteur surgit, mis à nu. Dans sa préface, Yann Moix écrit justement : « D’où vient que ces pages inédites sont si extraordinaires ? De ce qu’elles sont ordinaires, justement. Ces pages sont des journées. Des journées comme les vôtres, comme les miennes. Pour la première fois, on peut assister, en temps réel, aux effets du quotidien sur le génie gombrowiczien. » Les ennuis de santé et d’argent. Les lieux. La gloire tardive qui l’atteint. La sexualité sans fard. C’est la coulisse de l’OEuvre, le laboratoire ouvert à notre regard."--Page 4 de la couverture
Operette by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
FerdydurkeA guide to philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutesPornografiaBacacayIvona, Princess of BurgundiaTrans-AtlantykPossessed : or the secret of MyslotchOperettaOperette
Alternative Names
Alejandro, Jorge.

Brone (1904-1969)

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G. K.

G. K. (1904-1969)

Gambrovìč, Vìtal'd.

Gombrovič, Vitold.

Gombrovič, Vitolʹd 1904-1969

Gombrovich, Vitolʹd

Gombrovičius Vitoldas


Gombrowicz, ..., 1904-1969

Gombrowicz, Ita, 1904-1969

Gombrowicz, Itek, 1904-1969

Gombrowicz, Marian Witold.

Gombrowicz, Marian Witold 1904-1969

Gombrowicz W.

Gombrowicz W. 1904-1969

Gombrowicz, Witek, 1904-1969

Gómbrowicz, Witold.

Gombrowicz, Witold 1904-1969

Gombrowicz, Witold Marian 1904-1969

Gombrowiczius W.

Gombrowiczius Witoldas

Gombrowitz, Witold, 1904-1969

Gonburōvichi, Vitoruto

Gong Bu Luo Wei Qi.

Gongbuluoweiqi, Weituo'erde.

Gūmbrovīč, Vītūld

Ġūmbrūfītš, Fītūld.

Ġūmbrūfītš, Fitūld, 1904-1969

Hombrovyč, Vitolʹd 1904-1969

Niewieski, Z.

Niewieski, Z. 1904-1969

Niewieski, Zdzisław.

Niwieski, Z. 1904-1969

Vitold Qombroviç

Vitolds Gombrovičs

W. G

W. G. (1904-1969)

W. G. [a]

W. ゴンブローヴィッチ

Witold Gombrowicz

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Βίτολντ Γκομπρόβιτς

Витолд Гомбрович

Витольд Гомбрович польский писатель

Вітальд Гамбровіч

Вітольд Гамбровіч

Вітольд Ґомбрович

Гомбрович В. 1904-1969

Гомбрович Витольд

Гомбрович, Витольд, 1904-1969

Ґомбрович, Вiтольд

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ויטולד גומברוביץ' סופר פולני

فيتولد غومبروفيتش كاتب بولندي

ویتولد قمبرویچ

ویتولد گمبرویچ نویسنده لهستانی

ვიტოლდ გომბროვიჩი

곰브로비치, 마리안 비톨트 1904-1969

곰브로비치, 비톨트 1904-1969


ゴンブローヴィチ, ヴィトルド

ゴンブロヴィッチ, ヴィトルド

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