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“These exuberant stories, so startlingly fresh, so vigorous, and so wildly inventive, are a delight…”—Alastair Reid

“Gombrowicz is one of the most original and gifted writers of the twentieth century: he belongs at the very summit, at the side of his kindred spirits, Kafka and Céline.”—Louis Begley

“One of the greatest novelists of our century.”—Milan Kundera

Stunningly original in both style and content, these stories are hilarious yet have an undercurrent of profound moral disquiet and horror when the respectable turns slowly but inexorably into the outrageous, conveying both the horrors of upper-class life and the deepest anguish of the human condition.

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Hilarious, disturbing, brilliantly written tales of erotic lepers, duped aristocrats, and the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz.

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A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers…a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck…a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh…a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone…a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story collection is presented here for the first time in English. These tales, hilarious, disturbing, and brilliantly written, are utterly unique in world literature. After reading them, youll never be the same.

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Fiction. Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnson. "One thing the stories have in common is the element of struggle. . . The other thing they have in common, aside from wicked humor, is an accute sense of the irrational. . . All of this is, for me, thrilling. BACACAY is one of the most remarkable collections of stories in world literature" -Andre Alexis. "Gombrowicz is one of the most original and gifted writers of the twentieth century; he belongs at the very summit, at the side of his kindred spirits, Kafka and Celine. This collection of his stories will serve as an admirable introduction to his oeuvre" -Clare Cavanagh.

About the Author

Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), the single most important Polish prose writer of the 20th century, spent much of his life in France and Argentina (Bacacay was the street he lived on in Buenos Aires). His novels include Ferdydurke, Trans-Atlantyk, Cosmos, and Pornografia. Awarded the Prix Formentor (1967).

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ISBN:
9780976395072
Translator:
Johnston, Bill
Publisher:
Archipelago Books
Translator:
Johnston, Bill
Author:
Johnston, Bill
Author:
Gombrowicz, Witold
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
European
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
7.58x6.08x.89 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Hilarious, disturbing, brilliantly written tales of erotic lepers, duped aristocrats, and the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz.
"Synopsis" by , A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers…a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck…a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh…a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone…a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story collection is presented here for the first time in English. These tales, hilarious, disturbing, and brilliantly written, are utterly unique in world literature. After reading them, youll never be the same.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnson. "One thing the stories have in common is the element of struggle. . . The other thing they have in common, aside from wicked humor, is an accute sense of the irrational. . . All of this is, for me, thrilling. BACACAY is one of the most remarkable collections of stories in world literature" -Andre Alexis. "Gombrowicz is one of the most original and gifted writers of the twentieth century; he belongs at the very summit, at the side of his kindred spirits, Kafka and Celine. This collection of his stories will serve as an admirable introduction to his oeuvre" -Clare Cavanagh.
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