Gombrowicz s art cannot be measured with the passing of decades. It is a monument of Polish prose. --Czeslaw Milosz
About the Author
Awarded the International Publishers' Prize in 1967, Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) published various novels, plays, and essays during his lifetime, including Ferdydurke, Pornografia, and Trans-Atlantik. Born in Poland, Gombrowicz spent most of his adult life in Argentina, living in relative obscurity and isolation, working in a bank and writing in his spare time. After his return to Europe in 1963, Gombrowicz became internationally famous when several of his plays were staged in Paris.