Cosmos and Pornografia

Cosmos and Pornografia

Author: Witold Gombrowicz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802151590

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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Here are two major works by the famed Polish novelist and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz. The first, Cosmos, a metaphysical thriller, revolves around an absurd investigation. It is set in provincial Poland and narrated by a seedy, pathetic, and witty student, who is charming and appalling by turns, and whose voice is dense with the richly palpable description that characterizes Gombrowicz's writing. The second, Pornografia, explores the sinister effect the young can have on the old. To serve their own secret eroticism, two aging intellectuals encourage a young couple to commit murder. Although the adolescents are the weapons used to commit the crime, the four become conspirators before the deed is done.
Cosmos and Pornografia
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Witold Gombrowicz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Grove Press

Here are two major works by the famed Polish novelist and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz. The first, Cosmos, a metaphysical thriller, revolves around an absurd investigation. It is set in provincial Poland and narrated by a seedy, pathetic, and witty student, who is charming and appalling by turns, and whose voice
Gombrowicz in Transnational Context
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Silvia G. Dapia
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) was born and lived in Poland for the first half of his life but spent twenty-four years as an émigré in Argentina before returning to Europe to live in West Berlin and finally Vence, France. His works have always been of interest to those studying Polish or
Why Internet Porn Matters
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Margret Grebowicz
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-27 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

Now that pornography is on the Internet, its political and social functions have changed. So contends Margret Grebowicz in this imperative philosophical analysis of Internet porn. The production and consumption of Internet porn, in her account, are a symptom of the obsession with self-exposure in today's social networking media, which
Gombrowicz's Grimaces
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Ewa P?onowska Ziarek
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines Gombrowicz's modernist aesthetics in the context of his critique of nationalism, his exploration of queer eroticism, and his interest in hybrid and subaltern identities.
Anti-Portraits: Poetics of the Face in Modern English, Polish and Russian Literature (1835-1965)
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Kamila Pawlikowska
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-08 - Publisher: BRILL

Anti-Portraits: Poetics of the Face in Modern English, Polish and Russian Literature (1835-1965) examines prose portraits which challenge the belief that the face reflects character. Their authors consider physiognomy as a form of aesthetic dictatorship conducive to stereotyping and racism.