Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form

Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form

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Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form provides a new and comprehensive account of the writing and thought of the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz. While Gombrowicz is probably the key Polish modernist writer, with a stature in his native Poland equivalent to that of Joyce or Beckett in the English language, he remains little known in English. As well as providing a commentary on his novels, plays, and short stories, this book for the first time sets Gombrowicz's writing in the context of contemporary cultural theory. The author performs a detailed examination of Gombrowicz's major literary and theatrical work, showing how his conception of form is highly resonant with contemporary, postmodern theories of identity. This book is the essential companion to one of Eastern Europe's most important literary figures whose work, banned by the Nazis and suppressed by Poland's Communist government, has only recently become well known in the West.It is perhaps as an acknowledgment of this resonance that Deleuze makes an extremely brief reference to Gombrowicz at the beginning of his key essay on literature, aquot;Literature and Life.aquot; The context of this citation is crucial here, since the factanbsp;...

Title:Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form
Author: Michael Goddard
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 2010

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