Results 1 – 8 of 8 Bakakaj by Gombrowicz, Witold and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles Bakakaj i inne opowiadania Gombrowicz, Witold. Bakakaj i inne opowiadania (Polish language edition) – Witold Gombrowicz · Ferdydurke – Witold Gombrowicz · Lalka – Boleslaw Prus · Wywieranie wpływu na . 16 Witold Gombrowicz, “Tancerz mecenasa Kraykowskiego,”in Witold Gombrowicz, Bakakaj i inne opowiadania(Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, ), 5.

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Not sure that I will give him as an author any more chances either.

Those two short stories are shedding, albeit unobtrusive, light into the chasm between Gombrowicz and I. If anyone is ever in need of a respite from shouldering the weight of more demanding novels, of narratives of indescribable weight or seriousness, I would suggest a visit to Gombrowicz’ world.

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Feb 12, Jenny rated it it was amazing. For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist bullsh I have rarely been so confused when trying to grade a book.

Oct 23, Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it. Unique, grotesquely bzkakaj at times and very funny.

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Karola rated it really liked it Sep 08, Dominika marked it as to-read Aug 15, When he returned to Poland he began applying for legal positions with little success. The bullet continues its trajectory and tears through the throat of a spectator on the opposite side. The short stories simply left me indifferent, with a coolness, and without any emotions similar to joy or anger. In one story, a bored spectator of a tennis match fires a gunshot at the ball in oopwiadania, after which the match becomes a mimetic performance – the players mime as though the ball were still in play it just occurred to me that Michaelangelo Antonioni may have found influence from Gombrowicz for the closing scene of Blow Up.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anyhow it is there and deterred any chance of the stories to sink in a bit more to jostle inne consciousness even a bit. Jul 23, Joshua added it.

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Perhaps I need to attempt reading Gombrowicz in my native language rather than Spanish. 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.

His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. My favorite story was “The Events on the Banbury. Both Gombrowicz and Goytisolo are purveyors of the absurd, but Goytisolo’s world is one of extraordinary violence – it is a world of unfathomable heaviness – whereas Gombrowicz’ is extraordinarily light – all instances of violence, even cannibalism, accomplish an effect of humor, and are often the initiatory steps of a narrative Rube Goldberg machine that sets off a causal chain of circumstances which grow increasingly absurd.

Could an imagination be more over-heated? The publication of Ferdydurke, his first novel, brought him acclaim in literary circles. Open Preview See a Problem? Read it in Bosnian translation. Nothing is what it seams. Tall tales from the Eastern Block.

There is a chasm between Gombrowicz and I. Want to Read saving…. The most surreal collection of short stories, rivaled only by Robert Walser for their decentered dreamstate. Radek added it Sep 29, There is constantly someone that you hate, someone you find disgusting; then again you tumble into an incomprehensive state of love and adoration – and everything on account of some Mystery.


The people in these stories are held tightly by the standards of society, and some of them want out. Hikayeler o kadar garip ki; daha ne olacak diye tedirginlikle okudum hep. One of those works that makes you eager to read everything else available from the author. Jul 30, ian Wolff rated it it was amazing. It is telling of Witold’s youth as he came from a very wealthy and educated background in Poland.

Bakakaj i inne opowiadania

Preview — Bakakaj i inne opowiadania by Witold Gombrowicz. Jun 17, Justin Kern rated it liked it.

Opowiadnia are perfect moments in these stories: For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist bullshit. Dominika added it Aug 26, He also visited the Mediterranean. Jan 31, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it. Tom Bakakaj i inne opowiadania zawiera wczesne a juz doskonale utwory pisarza Ich lektura daje pojecie o literackim mistrzostwie i osobliwym zamysle obserwacyjnym Gombrowicza ulatwia poznawanie pozniejszych jego ksiazek.

The audience, who would no doubt fall into hysterics or madness, or, at the very least, shock, in the world as we know it, erupt into cheers at the spectacle; so much more enthralling than the tennis match which prompted the gunman to open fire.

Jan 21, Elizabeth added it. Published May 1st by Archipelago Books first published In he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: View all 3 comments. Historias de argumento simple opowiaeania con connotaciones de una complejidad humana relativa.