BAKAKAJ GOMBROWICZ PDF

He set sail and arrived in Buenos Aires. We notice you are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Help WWB bring you the best new writing from abkakaj the world. When he returned to Poland he began applying for legal positions with little success.

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Shelves: european , fiction Perhaps I need to attempt reading Gombrowicz in my native language rather than Spanish. Or maybe I need to read closer and with more observation. There is a chasm between Gombrowicz and I. Funny and bizarre, yes, these short stories are cracks at institutionalized ideas and ways of life, especially the aristocratic Perhaps I need to attempt reading Gombrowicz in my native language rather than Spanish. Funny and bizarre, yes, these short stories are cracks at institutionalized ideas and ways of life, especially the aristocratic norm which anyone not from that walk of life shall enjoy.

One reason for my pretension must be chalked up towards the editorial el cuenco de plata that chose to include a quote for Gombrowicz praising his re-read and subsequently published for the first time short stories where the author notes his surprise to discover his own joviality and well narrated humor in such virgin texts. It confounds me as to why they would include this text as it gives off an air of what the author pokes at with irony, humor, and hyperbole. Anyhow it is there and deterred any chance of the stories to sink in a bit more to jostle my consciousness.

My heightened interest of the Polish author was seeing his books everywhere in Argentina, discovering that he lived in Buenos Aires before going to France, and so I bought a novel Trans-Atlantyk , short stories, and a published conversation of with French artist Jean Dubuffet.

However, the novel at least generated a dislike and a struggle, which certainly pushed me to reflect and question and saturate myself in a mysteriousness engendered by Gombrowicz style and narration. The short stories simply left me indifferent, with a coolness, and without any emotions similar to joy or anger. My final conclusion is, "I should have abandoned it. Maybe one day I can return to the stand out short stories from Bacacay which were for me, Aventuras and Crimen premeditado.

Those two short stories are shedding, albeit unobtrusive, light into the chasm between Gombrowicz and I. This is the first book by Witold Gombrowicz that Ive read and its a collection of short stories. For some I thought that they were some of the most brilliant stories I have ever read, for others that they are the most bizarre and idiotic ones and that I do not know why people waste their and my time writing such bullshit.

For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist I have rarely been so confused when trying to grade a book. For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist bullshit. Not sure that I will give him as an author any more chances either.

The question is how much of this craziness can one take? Every character has a mania, some of them more unbearable than others. I could have done without the extensive descriptions of marine and submarine tortures, but I suppose the violence is a part of the point. Two stories struck me as especially funny, the one about virginity where the idealized maiden wants to gnaw on bones from the garbage and the one about a respectable upper-class guy who fetishizes Read it in Bosnian translation.

Two stories struck me as especially funny, the one about virginity where the idealized maiden wants to gnaw on bones from the garbage and the one about a respectable upper-class guy who fetishizes really old, really ugly cleaning ladies.

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