In conclusion, Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise: Exilic Discourse in Joseph Conrad and Witold Gombrowicz
is a very uneven book.
Cosmos, by Witold Gombrowicz
. Translated by Danuta Borchardt.
This attitude can be also found in the work of Witold Gombrowicz
, the Polish absurdist writer who emigrated from Poland in 1939 and to whom Polanski is often linked.
(6) Witold Gombrowicz
nace en Maloszyci (Polonia) en 1904.
In this essay, I consider two instructive--and still relatively little-studied--cases of such interactions of the diasporic and the exilic, articulated in the lives and work of two writers who spent the greater part of their lives as members of Slavic diasporic communities in Latin America, Witold Gombrowicz
(1904-1969), who lived in Argentina from 1939 through 1963, and Valerii Pereleshin (2) (1913-1992), who lived in Brazil from 1953 until his death.
Beyond personal failure, she censures a more general collapse of international solidarity and attenuation of political engagement; this is a time, she concludes, when "[o]nly domestic political commitments seem plausible." The provincialism and timidity excoriated in "There and Here" provide stark contrast to the heroism extolled in the essays of "Reading" and "Seeing." The moral compass that US intellectuals have so tragically lost she finds in writers like Yugoslavia's Danilo Kis, "who spoke up against nationalism and fomented-from-the-top ethnic hatreds" but "could not save Europe's honor, Europe's better idea," and Poland's Witold Gombrowicz
, who in "strengthening his disaffection from nationalist pieties and self-congratulation" became "a consummate citizen of world literature."
Gombrowicz's Grimaces is undoubtedly a ground-breaking and long overdue in-depth study of the major prose works (with the exception of the play History) by the Polish emigre writer Witold Gombrowicz
Sitting in an Argentine train compartment, seething at the press of others, the twentieth-century Polish emigre writer Witold Gombrowicz
begins his Diary entry for the year 1962 this way:
Ten years after the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto, Le communisme, a book by Dionys Mascolo, incarnated for Witold Gombrowicz
, the Polish writer who had been living in exile in Argentina since the 1930s, some important materialist precepts.
By Witold Gombrowicz
. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles.
Bobkowski belonged to what is usually called "the 1910 generation." To this group belong Czeslaw Milosz, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Kazimierz Wyka, and Witold Gombrowicz
. However, unlike his other great contemporaries, Bobkowski made his way into literature relatively late, that is to say after the Second World War.