Cosmos / Edition 1

Cosmos / Edition 1

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by Witold Gombrowicz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300108486

ISBN-13: 9780300108484

Pub. Date: 10/10/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

A dark, quasi-detective novel, Cosmos follows the classic noir motif to explore the arbitrariness of language, the joke of human freedom, and man’s attempt to bring order out of chaos in his psychological life.
Published in 1965, Cosmos is the last novel by Witold Gombrowicz (1904–1969) and his most somber and multifaceted work. Two

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A dark, quasi-detective novel, Cosmos follows the classic noir motif to explore the arbitrariness of language, the joke of human freedom, and man’s attempt to bring order out of chaos in his psychological life.
Published in 1965, Cosmos is the last novel by Witold Gombrowicz (1904–1969) and his most somber and multifaceted work. Two young men meet by chance in a Polish resort town in the Carpathian Mountains. Intending to spend their vacation relaxing, they find a secluded family-run pension. But the two become embroiled first in a macabre event on the way to the pension, then in the peculiar activities and psychological travails of the family running it. Gombrowicz offers no solution to their predicament.
Cosmos is translated here for the first time directly from the Polish by Danuta Borchardt, translator of Ferdydurke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300108484
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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