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    READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz 'There is nothing that the mature hate there is nothing that disgusts them than immaturity' writes Gombrowicz in this comic masterpiece of Polish literature Be prepared to embrace your immaturity as Gombrowicz attacks so called 'matur

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    READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke is some sort of abracadabra and the novel can be defined as an absurdist abstraction“Mankind is accursed because our existence on this earth does not tolerate any well defined and stable hierarchy everything continually flows spills over moves on everyone must be aware of and be judged by everyone else and the opinions that the ignorant dull and slow witted hold about us are no less important than the opi

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    READ Ferdydurke FREE DOWNLOAD Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Witold Gombrowicz Witold Gombrowicz ê 0 REVIEW Good grief I've got a copy of this somewhere that I must have liberated from a second hand bookshop years ago and which I am fairly sure has long since gone the way of all books although it is hard for me to tell as much of my life is in semi storage to varying degreesAn odd story Not Mloda Polska thanks to the correction in comments but a product of the inter war period A man is taken out of adult life and made to li

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    READ Ferdydurke FREE DOWNLOAD Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Witold Gombrowicz Witold Gombrowicz ê 0 REVIEW I didn't like this book I didn't hate it either If I could have given it two and a half stars I would have I liked the pr

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    Witold Gombrowicz ê 0 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Witold Gombrowicz READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz I remember a song from my youth—one we played on record players before households had stereos A time when said record players still had a setting for 78 rpm which is what we had to use to play this tune One of those childhood memories which n

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Witold Gombrowicz READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke appeared in Germany without commentary to explain briefly “what it is about”—thus some critics and readers did not know where to beginI think about the basic assumptions of Ferdydurke regarding criticism and I can endorse them without reservation There are enough innocent works that enter life looking as if they did not know that they would be raped by a thousand idiotic assessmentsTo avoid this kind of

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Witold Gombrowicz READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 is considered as one of the most important literary figures in Poland Ferdydurke was his first novel and he published this in 1937 when he was 33 years old Two years after its publication Russian invaded Poland and turned it into a communist country Poland subseuently banned this boo

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    READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz Unlike PORNOGRAFIA this takes its sweet time revving up but once the motor is cranked FERDYDURKE delivers some bizarro batshit thrills memorably unnerving encounters and genuine belly laffs The intro essay by Susan Sontag praises its sublime mockery of all attempts to normalize desire which is spot on With its tumbling prose psychological a

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    READ Ferdydurke READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz Witold Gombrowicz ê 0 REVIEW Comments and reviews on this classic of interwar Polish absurdism seem to oscillate between adoration and ambivalence This actually makes some kind of sense as my own reactions oscillated somewhat between those poles even as I read it Because for all of the rebellious wit and satiric insight on display throughout the novel despite t

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    READ Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz I didn't finish it well I did read it it finished me SoNR No RatingA first for me this No Rating And though my index finger

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READ Ferdydurke REVIEW ½ Ferdydurke Lly banned in Poland for decades It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth century European literature Ferdydurke is translated here directly from the Polish for the first time Danuta Borchardt deftly captures Gombrowicz's playful and idiosyncratic style and she allows English speakers to experience fully the masterpiece of a writer whom Milan Kundera describes as one of the great novelists of our century Extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonder. I didn t like this book I didn t hate it either If I could have given it two and a half stars I would have I liked the premise Parts of it were interesting and I think I got what he was doing with the work but it just never gelled for me Maybe if I had read it straight through without taking a bit of a break with reading a history book I might have enjoyed it but by about page 200 the whole book felt like work For example I was on the bus and I had the choice between reading this book or starting straight ahead at the darkness through the tinted windows only slightly broken up by passing street lights that illuminated almost nothing for me and I choose the staring straight ahead after reading half a page Reading doesn t usually feel like work to me so that s got to say something Maybe I was just in a staring mood that day Actually fuck it any book that makes me want to stare at nothing rather than read it deserves two stars I will not let myself be pushed around the opinions of people John Fuckdike who tell me the book is a late modernism masterpiece This book is a failure a good idea and some interesting moments but overall the book never lives up to it s potential and the reader well that would be me thinks Rabbit Updike is a fucking idiot who once again sounds like a paid spokesperson for a book instead of an honest critic or someone with an honest opinion Ok I ve said it I don t like this book and I don t like John Updike and it wasn t until I started writing this review that I even noticed he had written the blurb on the back and yes that might have given me the conviction to give this book two stars instead of three Happy now Updike Some insignificant asshole on the internet took a star away from a book you liked because his dislike of you overrode his feeling that a supposed classic couldn t just get two stars and there must be some kind of failure on his part for not getting it Now I know though that it s ok I know you probably only liked it because there are lots of ass references and you re a dirty fucking pervert who has only been able to write anything by ripping off other people Fuck you Updike

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READ Ferdydurke REVIEW ½ Ferdydurke Ful Long live its sublime mockery Susan Sontag from the foreword A masterpiece of European modernism Susan Sontag ushers this new translation into print with a strong and useful foreword calling Gombrowicz's tale 'extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonderful' And it is Publishers Weekly Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 wrote three other novels Trans Atlantyk Pornografia and Cosmos which together with his plays and his three volume Diary have been translated into than thirty languages. Unlike PORNOGRAFIA this takes its sweet time revving up but once the motor is cranked FERDYDURKE delivers some bizarro batshit thrills memorably unnerving encounters and genuine belly laffs The intro essay by Susan Sontag praises its sublime mockery of all attempts to normalize desire which is spot on With its tumbling prose psychological acuity and surreal gambits the novel was so far ahead of its time that Gombrowitz included several digressions to discuss his methods and demonstrate that he knew what he was doing Often he lets these mini essays and playlets tilt toward contradiction and paradox By way of further explanation

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READ Ferdydurke REVIEW ½ Ferdydurke In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness Originally published in Poland in 1937 Ferdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame Deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis Stalinists and the Polish Communist regime in turn the novel as well as all of Gombrowicz's other works was officia. There is nothing that the mature hate there is nothing that disgusts them than immaturity writes Gombrowicz in this comic masterpiece of Polish literature Be prepared to embrace your immaturity as Gombrowicz attacks so called maturity and exposes it as a fraud in this story about an aspiring author who is reduced to back to his childish teenage self before a former professor and brought back to school This first novel of his was banned by the Nazi s and Communist parties for it s stinging criticisms on society and authority Gombrowicz toys with the absurbed as he delivers a hilarious blend of comedy political and social satire literature and psychological critiue and the uestion of identity all while exposing man as an immature beingWhile Gombrowicz is considered a major figure in Polish and Eastern European literature and his first novel Ferdydurke is considered one of his foremost novels it wasn t until the later stages of his career however that Gombrowicz s genius became widely recognized A major factor of this is due to a fateful trip to Buenos Aires on the eve of WWII Upon arrival he discovered Hitler had invaded Poland and chose to remain abroad working in a bank owned by another Polish expatriate and did not return to Europe until the 60 s He died in 1969 during a lecture tour on existentialism and was buried in VenceGombrowicz was a major inspiration and influence on me in my 20s He was the first author I turned to during my whole I m in my 20s and need to figure out my identity so I should read the works from the country of my ancestors bit everyone goes through Even after having read a lot of Polish authors something I still try to read at least one of a year he is the one I always turn back to and reflect most highly upon along with Olga Tokarczuk He was openly bisexual and a leftist outspoken against politics in general ardently against nationalism and wrote many of his novels while working a menial job in a bank and hiding the manuscripts under the register This is the sort of thing that really resonated with me as a persona but the humor and directness of his social criticism in his works inspired me and expanded my thinkingThe translation of this novel as the introduction will pound into your head attempted to maintain Gombrowicz style and nuances as best as possible This includes using a variety of diminutives and not translating certain key phrases including many of the Latin and french idioms that would have been intentionally left untranslated in it s native polish This choice also gives us a great new word that you will use constantly probably to the annoyance of others after this novel the pupa The pupa is a very encompassing word that most often literally means the butt Yes assess play a large part of this novel There are hilarious bits of mommy s and aunties peeping through holes in the fence around the playground to talk amongst each other about what cute little pupas pupas pupas our little darlings have The pupa is used very freely often times standing in for various ideas of immaturity and youth This novel is teeming with immaturity symbolism so keep a sharp eye outThis novel is a perfect blend of high brow and low brow humor It s as if Frasier and Monty Python got together for a social satire aimed at intellectuals The novel is basically split into three parts each with a break from the story for Gombrowicz to discuss literature and tell side stories that offer further insight into the novel s themesthe short story of The Child Runs Deep in Filidor would even be worth reading on it s own There is the school scene which pits cliues of schoolchildren against each other creating a metaphor of Polish politics with different groups symbolizing various political parties This section showcases children trying so desperately to hard to be tough and vulgar and adult that they are simply innocent in their desire not to be innocent This brought to mind the poem Schoolchildren by Author WH Auden which I would highly recommend The teachers are also shown through the lens of Gombrowicz as being just as juvenile and foolish as their students All institutions and values and ideas that would present themselves as above the common rabble or mature comes under fire from Gombrowicz s cutting critiue He dissects the modern family with all their progressive ideas making them into a laughable fraud of immature beings posturing as respectable Cities and university s are mocked and belittled relationships are made out as foolish while peasants and especially lords get the biggest brunt of Gombrowicz s fist to the mouth of society The last scenes of this novel are incredible and very Monty Python esk in their absurbdity Even the moon in the sky becomes a giant pupa shinning down on us all You will want to call every nose a snoot and every face or accurately every identity a mug after reading this The closing lines of the story are even a slap in the face to you the reader and you will laugh and relish in your own humiliationAs an author Gombrowicz is cunning and deft and can manipulate words with the best of them He has a brilliant insightful mind and is eager to share it with the reader managing to show off an assumed arrogance but while being than inviting His greatest skills are his grasp on the human psyche and he manages to deconstruct human nature wonderfully In scenes where the narrator is toying with the minds of others and creating a sense of unease the reader will feel it too and Gombrowicz seemingly enjoys making the reader uncomfortable as he slowly tightens the screws of his psychological terrorisms this is a theme he really expands upon in his highly existential novel Cosmos He laughs in the face of humanity reducing anything beyond juvenile immaturity as merely posturing a series of empty phrases and grimaces and a false facade His lecture on being an author offer some of the finest insights into falsity in art he reflects that man too often just tries to create what others would enjoy and in the end we trap ourselves in an ocean of opinions each one defining you within someone else and creating you in another man s soul all because man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man s soul be it even the soul of an idiot This is just scratching the surface of the full frontal barrage of arguments Gombrowicz throws about Let me conceive my own shape let no one do it for me he bellows This novel wholly original creates a Gombrowicz that you will enjoy through further novels I feel he achieves this lofty goalThis is one of the funniest novels I have ever read and is a wonderful satire that will reveal itself further if you put a little work into it and research some of the many allusions Also the cover art is done by none other than Bruno Schulz another incredible major figure of Polish literature Oh and Ian this is definitely Literary Comedy Gombrowicz will insult everything you know and you will love him all the for it From a human being one can only take shelter in the arms of another human being From the pupa however there is absolutely no escapeA clear 55

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Ferdydurke
  • Witold Gombrowicz
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780300082401