Ferdydurke

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FerdydurkeText by Witold GombrowiczTranslated by Danuta BorchardtWon the 2001 National Translation Award given by the American Literary Translators AssociationIn this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz. a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Originally published in Poland...

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (August 11, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300082401
ISBN-13: 978-0300082401
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1806284
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I wonder if somewhere in the Great By and By Mr Clemons is having himself a little chuckle every time some English teacher assigns his tome to another class of befuddled students. God wants the same for you, to live “in tune” with the Song He Sings to your heart. ebook Ferdydurke Pdf. " in response to the circumstances of Catholics such as Thomas. I LOVE making that noise. If for some reason I had to part with all but ten of my hundreds of books, this would be one of the ten that I would choose to keep. The descriptions of the alien planet and its inhabitants were amazing. Particularly the role of Pakistan. I wouldrecommend this book to any one who remembers their adolescence.
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"ferdydurke" is a unique satirical novel, a comedy of ideas, an innovation in style and a ransacking of novelistic conventions on par with "jacques the fatalist" or "tristram shandy". it's also weightier than its landscape of juvenile nonsense sugges...



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erdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame. Deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis. Stalinists. and the Polish Communist regime in turn. the novel (as well as all of Gombrowicz's other works) was officially banned in Poland for decades. It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth-century European literature.Ferdydurke is translated here directly from the Polish for the first time. Danuta Borchardt deftly captures Gombrowicz's playful and idiosyncratic style. and she allows English speakers to experience fully the masterpiece of a writer whom Milan Kundera describes as "one of the great novelists of our century.""Extravagant. brilliant. disturbing. brave. funny-wonderful. . . . Long live its sublime mockery."~ Susan Sontag. from the foreword"[A] masterpiece of European modernism. . . . Susan Sontag ushers this new translation into print with a strong and useful foreword. calling Gombrowicz's tale 'extravagant. brilliant. disturbing. brave. funny... wonderful.' And it is."~ Publishers WeeklyWitold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) wrote three other novels. Trans-Atlantyk. Pornografia. and Cosmos. which together with his plays and his three-volume Diary have been translated into more than thirty languages.Publishing House: Yale University Press. New Haven & London. 2000SoftCover book measuring 5" x 7.75" x 0.8"281 pagesEnglish Language Version