Bacacay 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 b

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 C line Louis Begley One of the greatest novelists of our century Milan KunderaStunningly origi 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 C line Louis Begley One of the greatest novelists of our century Milan KunderaStunningly 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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  1. Witold Marian Gombrowicz August 4, 1904 in Ma oszyce, near Kielce, Congress Poland, Russian Empire July 24, 1969 in Vence, near Nice, France was a Polish novelist and dramatist His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti nationalist flavor In 1937 he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes the problems of immaturity and youth, the creation of identity in interactions with others, and an ironic, critical examination of class roles in Polish society and culture He gained fame only during the last years of his life but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature BiographyGombrowicz was born in Ma oszyce, in Congress Poland, Russian Empire to a wealthy gentry family He was the youngest of four children of Jan and Antonina n e Kotkowska In 1911 his family moved to Warsaw After completing his education at Saint Stanislaus Kostka s Gymnasium in 1922, he studied law at Warsaw University in 1927 he obtained a master s degree in law 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 He also visited the Mediterranean.When he returned to Poland he began applying for legal positions with little success In the 1920s 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 Similarly, his attempt to write a popular novel in collaboration with Tadeusz K pi ski turned out to be a failure At the turn of the 20 s and 30 s he started to write short stories, which were later printed under the title Memoirs Of A Time Of Immaturity From the moment of this literary debut, his reviews and columns started appearing in the press, mainly in the Kurier Poranny Morning Courier He met with other young writers and intellectuals forming an artistic caf society in Zodiak and Ziemia ska, both in Warsaw The publication of Ferdydurke, his first novel, brought him acclaim in literary circles.Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Gombrowicz took part in the maiden voyage of the Polish cruise liner, Chrobry, to South America When he found out about the outbreak of war in Europe, he decided to wait in Buenos Aires till the war was over, but was actually to stay there until 1963 often, especially during the war, in great poverty.At the end of the 1940s Gombrowicz was trying to gain a position among Argentine literary circles by publishing articles, giving lectures in Fray Mocho caf , and finally, by publishing in 1947 a Spanish translation of Ferdydurke written with the help of Gombrowicz s friends, among them Virgilio Pi era Today, this version of the novel is considered to be a significant literary event in the history of Argentine literature however, when published it did not bring any great renown to the author, nor did the publication of Gombrowicz s drama lub in Spanish The Wedding, El Casamiento in 1948 From December 1947 to May 1955 Gombrowicz worked as a bank clerk in Banco Polaco, the Argentine branch of PeKaO SA Bank In 1950 he started exchanging letters with Jerzy Giedroyc and from 1951 he started having works published in the Parisian journal Culture, where, in 1953, fragments of Dziennik Diaries appeared In the same year he published a volume of work which included the drama lub The Wedding and the novel Trans Atlantyk, where the subject of national identity on emigration was controversially raised After October 1956 four books written by Gombrowicz appeared in Poland and they brought him great renown despite the fact that the authorities did not allow the publication of Dziennik Diaries , and later organized

287 Reply to “Bacacay”

  1. Genellikle yk kitaplar n okurken zevk verse de ileride o kitab hat rlamaya al t mda zorlan yorum Bakakaii deki yk leri unutabilirim belki ama okurken bende olu turdu u tedirginli i unutmam san r m Hikayeler o kadar garip ki daha ne olacak diye tedirginlikle okudum hep Tavsiye ederim, edebiyat seven birinin okumas gereken zg n bir kitap bence.

  2. I used to think that I didn t like short stories I thought they would leave me unsatisfied , without any time to develop neither story nor characters Akutagawa made me doubt my attitude, Borges changed my mind, and now, Gombrowicz has sealed the deal After having read a perfectly measured story, there is no turning back And Gombrowicz really knows how to do this.In Bacacay, Gombrowicz presents us with a ridiculing look at social interaction and expectations The usual ideas of how everything is s [...]

  3. Perhaps I need to attempt reading Gombrowicz in my native language rather than Spanish Or maybe I need to read closer and with observation As one may can see, I m finding an abyss between what I have heard and read from other readers and world literature enthusiasts, and my experience and chores of reading the author There is a chasm between Gombrowicz and I Funny and bizarre, yes, these short stories are cracks at institutionalized ideas and ways of life, especially the aristocratic norm which [...]

  4. Los cuentos de Gombrowicz me parecen una obra ecl ctica y algo desigual Los cuentos buenos son muy buenos y lo mejor, breves , pero hay otro par que se hacen en verdad tediosos y el leerlos se siente m s como una tarea.Sea como sea, Gombrowicz es un gran autor y si bien no comparto el entusiasmo de Sergio Pitol por Bacacay , es una lectura m s que recomendada.

  5. Xenophobia, totalitarianism, traveling the ocean in a glass bubbleGombrowicz creates stories that inhabit worlds parallel to our own that manages to shine a lot of light on the strange and arbitrary rules of human existence.

  6. This goes really high up on my list of favorite story collections Unique, grotesquely weird at times and very funny One of those works that makes you eager to read everything else available from the author.

  7. Pri e sli ne Cortazarovim, s ludim doga ajima, likovima i sudbinama Ve me prva pri a uvukla u taj posebni svijet, ali nisu mi ba sve sjele, neke su mi bile bespotrebno razvu ene Sve u svemu, vrlo pomaknuta i neubi ajena knjiga.

  8. Gdyby mnie starym na ogiem nagabywano o ide , misj , o gwoli etc to odpowiadam po prostu Marchewkai w tym wa kim s owie zawieram ca e szcz cie wyzwolenia spod terroru Witaj mi, niski poziomie, niekulturalna, p ytka, banalna trywialna nawet postawo, witaj mi

  9. Zbi r opowiada Gombrowicza przeczyta em ju trzeci raz Odzwyczai em si troch od jego pi ra i chyba musz na nowo przypomnie sobie jego tw rczo Samego Gombrowicza zawsze umieszcza em w cis ej czo wce pisarzy, kt rych uwa am za geniuszy i z roku na rok nic si w tym wypadku nie zmienia Po d ugiej przerwie ostatni raz czyta em jego powie ci na studiach a nowo wydany Kronos mnie jako nie przekona , efekt zachwytu jedynie si zmaksymalizowa Tym razem moj uwag przyku o przede wszystkim odpowiadanie Zdarze [...]

  10. There are perfect moments in these stories When I do something well, I feel suspended on the inscrutable smiles of women, horses, frogs, dogs and bees.Virginity a stunning combination of physics and metaphysics, abstract and concrete from a minor bodily detail there flows an entire sea of idealism and wonders that are glaringly at odds with our sorry reality When I kiss a lady s hand I lick it moistly, after which I quickly take out my handkerchief Oh, pardon me I say, and wipe it with the handk [...]

  11. Gombrowicz Potrebbe essere mio nonno I soliti e arguti vecchiardi che passano le giornate a raccontarti storie su storie, magari vissute, altre per sentito dire Ci che oggi mi deprime, tuttavia, il sapere che questo scrittore insieme a pochi altri sia capace di trasmettere quell angoscia, quell ansia, durante la lettura che, ahim , gli autori contemporanei di oggi non sanno fare tutti affaccendati nel rincorrere il sogno della grande casa editrice Quando, persino Witold, dovette cedere alla pubb [...]

  12. Una fulgurante introducci n al mundo de Gombrowicz Recuerdo que temblequeaba pose do por una risa extra a, febril, hist rica, cuando le a Aventuras , De lo que sucedi en la goleta Bambury o Crimen premeditado Nunca hab a encontrado esa manera de mostrar lo repugnante sin decir una palabra de ello, o mejor, de s lo sugerirlo mediante complicadas paradojas Aqu podr n encontrar completo el relato Aventuras , traducido por Sergio Pitol Sin duda este libro estar entre mis favoritos de toda la vida.

  13. Read it in Bosnian translation The question is how much of this craziness can one take Every character has a mania, some of them unbearable than others I could have done without the extensive descriptions of marine and submarine tortures, but I suppose the violence is a part of the point Two stories struck me as especially funny, the one about virginity where the idealized maiden wants to gnaw on bones from the garbage and the one about a respectable upper class guy who fetishizes really old, r [...]

  14. Very weird and creative short stories This is one of the craziest books I think I ve ever read The cover blurb mentions the story about erotic lepers, and the one about aristocrats eating a vegetarian meal made out of human flesh those are some of the normal ones.My favorite story was The Events on the Banbury Although I didn t really understand what was happening, it made me feel like I was pleasantly losing my mind in some crazed silly dream, which is actually pretty cool.

  15. Relatos emparentados en m s de un sentido con ese otro extra o del siglo XX que fue Kafka Personajes deudores tambi n de autores como Vila Matas Historias de argumento simple y con connotaciones de una complejidad humana relativa Sencillamente un autor de disfrute.

  16. Some of these shorts are stupendous, two are stinkers The story Virginity is perfect Gombrowicz, just great Adventure is very high spirited, sounding as if my Pop Grandfather had dictated it Tall tales from the Eastern Block.

  17. Could an imagination be over heated Could anything be fun than being sunk to the bottom of the ocean in an iron sphere

  18. The first story, Lawyer Kraykowski s Dancer, was startling and strange, but the second one was not so hot, so I ve set this aside for another Archipelago title for the meantime.

  19. non sono, come dice il sottotitolo ricordi del periodo della maturazione, ma racconti assurdi, geniali, esilaranti il primo gombrowicz che non si scorda mai

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