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Michael DirdaIn some ways, [Pornografia] resembles a rather more polymorphously perverse version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses or one of those disturbing fictions by European intellectuals that blend the philosophical with the erotic…Gombrowicz did believe that "the primary task of creative literature is to rejuvenate our problems." That seems absolutely right. Whether you like his work or not, you can still understand why Milan Kundera called him "one of the great novelists of our century." Pornografia…compels its reader to recognize the complexities of human psychology and the darkness at the heart of sexual desire.
—The Washington Post