WorldCat Identities

Borchardt, Danuta 1930-

Works: 8 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 3,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Interviews 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PG7158.G669, 891.8537
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Danuta Borchardt
Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,825 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 517 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
Trans-Atlantyk : an alternate translation by Witold Gombrowicz( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by many to be among the greatest writers of the past hundred years, Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz explores the modern predicament of exile and displacement in a disintegrating world in his acclaimed classic Trans-Atlantyk. Gombrowicz's most personal novel-and arguably his most iconoclastic-Trans-Atlantyk is written in the style of a gaweda, a tale told by the fireside in a language that originated in the seventeenth century. It recounts the often farcical adventures of a penniless young writer stranded in Argentina when the Nazis invade his homeland, and his subsequent "adoption" by the Polish embassy staff and émigré community. Based loosely on Gombrowicz's own experiences as an expatriate, Trans-Atlantyk is steeped in humor and sharply pointed satire, interlaced with dark visions of war and its horrors, that entreats the individual and society in general to rise above the suffocating constraints of nationalistic, sexual, and patriotic mores. The novel's themes are universal and its execution ingenious-a masterwork of twentieth-century literary art from an author whom John Updike called "one of the profoundest of the late moderns."
Pornografia by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 248 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
Poems by Cyprian Norwid( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the acclaimed Polish Romantic poet: a stunning selection of his best known poems, including poems from the beloved Vade-mecum
Cosmos by Danuta Borchardt( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little History of the World by Witold Gombrowicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szalupą przez Atlantyk : rejs "Chatki Puchatków" by Jerzy Tarasiewicz( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal account of an experimental voyage from Poland to Puerto Rico in a standard lifeboat. For the purpose of advancing techniques of survival at sea, Jerzy Tarasiewicz and Janusz Misiewicz sailed through the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Mistral in the Gulf of Lion, and the Atlantic Ocean by waiting in a harbor during good weather and only setting sail when storms threatened
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.22 for Cosmos / ... to 0.71 for Cosmos ...)

FerdydurkePornografiaPoemsLittle History of the World
English (40)

Polish (2)