Bożena Shallcross on Witold Gombrowicz

Encounters with Polish Literature: Gombrowicz

In the latest episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature," Prof. Bożena Shallcross (University of Chicago) and I look at the work of Witold Gombrowicz, focusing on the novels, Ferdydurke and Trans-Atlantyk. We consider his conflicts with the émigré community, his struggles with what he saw as ossified forms of cultural life among the Polish gentry, and his attempts to maintain his identity as a Polish exile in Buenos Aires and as a gay man in a closeted era.

For a full description of the Gombrowicz episode and bibliography of works in English and link to the video go to--

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David A. Goldfarb


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