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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Very weird and creative short stories. I don’t often enjoy short stories, but I made an exception for Gombrowicz and I was not disappointed. Aleksandra rated it really liked it Aug 21, Feb 12, Jenny rated it it was amazing. He gained fame only during the last years of his life but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature. This goes really high up on my list of favorite story collections. Lola Lola rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Anyhow it is there and deterred any chance of the stories to sink in a bit more to jostle my consciousness even a bit.

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 08, Zvonimir rated it liked it. The question is how much of this craziness can one take? There are very few times when you read a short stories book that handle every single one of them of it’s tales in a very original and imaginative way, showing a great and coherent voice wishing to scream out his ideas. The publication of Ferdydurke, his first novel, brought him acclaim in literary circles.

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He is what I call a vacation read – not a novel to be read at beachside, but a novel which can alleviate the exhausted consciousness after a round of more serious, more heavy literature not to suggest Gombrowicz’ books are mere trifles; they should be treasured and relished, but they present themselves to be enjoyed in their own peculiar manner.

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Gombrowicz spent a year in Paris where he studied at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales; although ihne was less than diligent in his studies his time in France brought him in constant contact with other young intellectuals. This is without a doubt, one of the best books I’ve read in a while. In he started exchanging letters with Jerzy Giedroyc and from he inbe having works published in the Parisian journal Culture, where, infragments of Dziennik Diaries appeared.

Basta che arrivi al lettore. My final conclusion is, “I should have abandoned it.

In the s he started writing, but soon rejected the legendary novel, whose form and subject matter were supposed to manifest his ‘worse’ and darker side of nature. May 14, Justin Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: Two stories struck me as especially funny, the one about virginity where the idealized maiden wants to opowladania on bones from the garbage and the one about a respectable upper-class guy who fetishizes really old, really ugly cleaning ladies.

When I kiss a lady’s hand I lick opodiadania moistly, after which I quickly take out my handkerchief: Perhaps I need to attempt reading Gombrowicz in my native language rather than Spanish.

For some I thought were exposing complex social flaws, for others that they were just a bunch of chauvinist bullshit. I used to think that I didn’t like short stories. Her repeatedly smashes our idealised pictures of society to pieces, and I’m happy with that. Opoaiadania 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.

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The most surreal collection of short stories, rivaled only by Robert Walser for their decentered dreamstate. Paperbackpages. Tall tales from the Eastern Block.

No trivia or quizzes yet. When I do something well, I feel suspended on the inscrutable smiles of women, horses, frogs, dogs and bees. Their possible elbow room is getting tighter by the minute, held back by bajakaj rules that aren’t even unspoken, since we hardly know they exist.

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Bakakaj i inne opowiadania by Witold Gombrowicz

And Gombrowicz really knows how to do this. Everything was memorable, at least, and getting to re-read Philidor’s Child Within was a special bonus. There is a longing for the ugly, the ungraceful and the grotesque in a world where everything that opowiafania light and beautiful cannot be accepted.

Jan 31, Mike Polizzi rated it really liked it.

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baakkaj Open Preview See a Problem? The astonishing feeling of his own helplessness in the face of extraordinary idiocy struck him like a blow to the head. The stories range from darkly humorous to almost brutal. Return to Book Page. Maybe one day I can return to the stand out short stories from Bacacay which were for me, Aventuras and Crimen premeditado.

His wife, distraught, exacts her vengeance on the gunman via proxy – unable to reach the gunman, she slaps the man seated next to her who begins seizing. View all 3 comments. Gombrowicz spent a year in Paris where he studied at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales; although he was less than diligent in his studies his time in France brought him in constant contact with other young intellectuals.

Solid stuff, though the last two stories weren’t quite up to the earlier ones.

Bakakaj i inne opowiadania

Those two short stories are shedding, albeit unobtrusive, light into the chasm between Gombrowicz and I. The people in these stories are held tightly by the standards of society, and some of them want out. Nov 07, Cynthia rated it it was amazing.