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Ain sounds like a paid spokesperson for a book instead of an honest critic or someone with an honest opinion Ok I ve said it I don t like this book and I don t like John Updike and it wasn t until I started writing this review that I even noticed he had written the blurb on the back and yes that might have given me the conviction to give this book two stars instead of three Happy now Updike Some insignificant asshole on the internet took a star away from a book you liked because his dislike of you overrode his feeling that a supposed classic couldn t ust get two stars and there must be some kind of failure on his part for not getting it Now I know though that it s ok I know you probably only liked it because there are lots of ass references and you re a dirty fucking pervert who has only been able to write anything by ripping off other people Fuck you Updike There is nothing that the mature hate there is nothing that disgusts them than immaturity writes Gombrowicz in this comic masterpiece of Polish literature Be prepared to embrace your immaturity as Gombrowicz attacks so called maturity and exposes it as a fraud in this story about an aspiring author who is reduced to back to his childish teenage self before a former professor and brought back to school This first novel of his was banned by the Nazi s and Communist parties for it s stinging criticisms on society and authority Gombrowicz toys with t Unlike PORNOGRAFIA this takes its sweet time revving up but once the motor is cranked FERDYDURKE delivers some bizarro batshit thrills memorably unnerving encounters and genuine belly laffs The intro essay by Susan Sontag praises its sublime mockery of all attempts to normalize desire which is spot on With its tumbling prose psychological acuity and surreal gambits the novel was so far ahead of its time that Gombrowitz included several digressions to discuss his methods and demonstrate that he knew what he was doing Often he lets these mini essays and playlets tilt toward contradiction and paradox By way of further explanation I remember a song from my youth one we played on record players before households had stereos A time when said record players still had a setting for 78 rpm which is what we had to use to play this tune One of those childhood memories which never really goes away A song that was already old when we started listening to itWe was out in California one time And we wandered lookin for a room and this mad hotel And we got upstairs and opened the door and turned on the lights And there on the middle of the bed sat this great big mouse eatin a onion and cryin like a baby The Three Flames 1947 here or if you prefer the banned versionSo what has this got to do with Ferdydurke Possibly nothing Maybe everything In the sense that Grombowicz s classic is about everything all the major themes art maturityimmaturity class privilege rape naivety vs idealism coming of agereverting of agereally And one can t forget the pupamake that The pupa The pupa read it you ll see And BTW the pupa one of its meanings should never be considered cute by anyone other than a parent or grandparent certainly not a priest An absurdist adventure that or grandparent certainly not a priest An absurdist adventure that t appeal to everyone but will appeal to those with a zest for the peculiar the bizarre the political andor national literatures other than one s own in this case Poland Deserves reading for being banned by both the Nazis and the CommunistsAmong the many lines I liked Normality is a tightrope walker above the abyss of abnormality Reminds me of Sontag s Sanity is a cozy lie I have a GR buddy who s an avid reader from Poland I share him with many of you He knows who he is Some of you know who he is Read this book I think I ve figured out whatuhhappened to him Ferdydurke is some sort Of Abracadabra And The abracadabra and the can be defined as an absurdist abstraction Mankind is accursed because our existence on this earth does not tolerate any well defined and stable hierarchy everything continually flows spills over moves on everyone must be aware of and be Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life judged by everyone else and the opinions that the ignorant dull and slow witted hold about us are no less important than the opinions of the bright the enlightened the refined This is because man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man s soul be it even the soul of an idiot I absolutely disagree with my fellow writers who treat the opinions of the dull witted with an aristocratic haughtiness and declare odi profanum vulgus What a cheap and simplistic way of avoiding reality what a shoddy escape into specious loftiness I maintain on the contrary that the dull and narrow minded they are the urgent and compelling are their opinionsust as an ill fitting shoe hurts us than a well fitting one And the udgments of the oafs prevail and Ferdydurke is the world seen through the eyes of idiots Normality is a tightrope walker above the abyss of abnormality How much potential madness is contained in the everyday order of things And seen with the eye of a talented ignoramus the ordinary social stereotypes and customs become preposterous and our regular behavioral patterns turn ludicrous. Ful Long live its sublime mockery Susan Sontag from the foreword A masterpiece of European modernism Susan Sontag ushers this new translation into print with a strong and useful foreword calling Gombrowicz's tale 'extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonderful' And it is Publishers Weekly Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 wrote three other novels Trans Atlantyk Pornografia and Cosmos which together with his plays and his three volume Diary have been translated into than thirty languages. A child There is an absurd classroom scene in which the star pupil who naturally due to the halo effect is also the most handsome is called upon by the teacher to save his lesson by explaining the greatness of presumably Mickiewicz to the rest of the class who on account of being schoolboys are somewhat blockheaded this he does by declaiming that Mickiewicz is the greatest national poet because his works move us profoundly and that they move us profoundly because Mickiewicz is the greatest national poet which I suppose is true even if unenlightening and I suspect that similar things are taught to children round the world with only the name of the poet changed as appropriate to local circumstances The only way the narrator can escape this prison of circular logic is by fighting back and upsetting as many apple carts as possible chiefly achieved by turning school life and the household of his foster parents upside down In one scene he hopes to achieve this by convincing his foster parents that something scandalous is going on in their teen aged daughter s bedroom there he opens one cupboard to reveal I believe the aforementioned pretty schoolboy result happiness on the part of the parents such a relationship is at least appropriate even if plainly over actively indulged in so the narrator is forced to open a second cupboard revealing the school teacher result complete outrage and confusion This reminds me of how a former chief inspector of schools on the podium of a teacher conference once said that he felt relationships between teachers and pupils were educative which I suppose from a broad point of view they would be since all relationships are but which rather suggested that the chief inspector had so over indulged in Plato as to loose touch with the Zeitgeist and that if you put some people up on a podium in front of a crowd there is no knowing what will fall out of their mouthsA fable ought to end with a moral but I ve forgotten mine I didn t finish it well I did read it it finished me SoNR No RatingA first for me this No Rating And though my index finger twitches on my mouse dying to rate it if it but could but how could it How can anyone s index finger click on any Witold Gombrowicz 1904 1969 is considered as one of the most important literary figures in Poland Ferdydurke was his first novel and he published this in 1937 when he was 33 years old Two years after its publication Russian invaded Poland and turned it into a communist country Poland subseuently banned this book so Gombrowicz hid in Argentina and France Ferdydurke is a darkly satirical comedy that is considered modernist The main protagonist and the narrator of the story Joey Kawalski is a 30 yo writer His professor hypnotizes him and under the spell turns him back to his teenage years and a high school pupil At that stage Gombrowicz makes references to a pupa As the plot unfolds he experiences again all the angst franks bullying and sexual awakening including reliving his first of an adolescent In telling the story of Joey s

life gombrowicz explores 
Gombrowicz explores cultural s and the shaping of people s lives by form The prose is playful but I ust could not understand many of the things mentioned which I guess based on the information in the first paragraph are attacks to the Poland political and societal elites or maybe to the communist run government There are brilliant parts especially when Joey suddenly shifts from first person narration to directly addressing his reader It is also my first time to laugh at the end of the novel upon reading this line It s the end what a gasAnd who s read it is an ass Imagine reading 281 pages of this book and missing maybe third of what it says then being referred to as an ass ha haBottomline for its historical perspective and for sampling an important Polish novel it s a worthwhile read No regrets reading this at all I didn t like this book I didn t hate it either If I could have given it two and a half stars I would have I liked the premise Parts of it were interesting and I think I got what he was doing with the work but it 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate just never gelled for me Maybe if I had read it straight through without taking a bit of a break with reading a history book I might have enjoyed it but by about page 200 the whole book felt like work For example I was on the bus and I had the choice between reading this book or starting straight ahead at the darkness through the tinted windows only slightly broken up by passing street lights that illuminated almost nothing for me and I choose the staring straight ahead after reading half a page Reading doesn t usually feel like work to me so that s got to say something Maybe I wasust in a staring mood that day Actually fuck it any book that makes me want to stare at nothing rather than read it deserves two stars I will not let myself be pushed around the opinions of people John Fuckdike who tell me the book is a late modernism masterpiece This book is a failure a good idea and is a late modernism masterpiece This book is a failure a good idea and interesting moments but overall the book never lives up to it s potential and the reader well that would be me thinks Rabbit Updike is a fucking idiot who once ag. Lly banned in Poland for decades It has nonetheless remained one of the most influential works of twentieth century European literature Ferdydurke is translated here directly from the Polish for the first time Danuta Borchardt deftly captures Gombrowicz's playful and idiosyncratic style and she allows English speakers to experience fully the masterpiece of a writer whom Milan Kundera describes as one of the great novelists of our century Extravagant brilliant disturbing brave funny wonder. ,

Comments and reviews on this classic of interwar Polish absurdism seem to oscillate between adoration and ambivalence This actually makes some kind of sense as my own reactions oscillated somewhat between those poles even as I read it Because for all of the rebellious wit and satiric insight on display throughout the novel despite the excellence and memorable uotability of so many individual lines there s also something very wordy and over analyzed about this Polish new wave filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski did an aptly bizarre film adaptation which even with sporadic narration has a uality of fascinating inscrutability especially as to the motivations of the characters and the significance of many of their acts In the novel however everything is extensively explained and broken down into its own insane logic As a result the novel makes a great deal of sense and as I said often conveys itself very well but takes a very long time well but takes a very long time do so with any actual action reuiring pages of explication to get them off the ground And so the divided aspects of this brilliant boring notable and annoying little book On the other hand pages of stalling does help ramp up the absurdist tension at a couple peak scenes how long will everyone stand unspeaking in the darkened house unable to make a move because of the terrible inertia of having stood around unspeaking int he dark too long already to possibly be able to explain itFor some reason Skolimowski made this in English rather than the Polish it is so much better known in and in 1991 filming in Poland shouldn t have been restricted and not even Crispin Glover s manic turn as Mientus could find it an audience He didn t direct again for 17 years Ferdydurke appeared in Germany without commentary to explain briefly what it is about thus some critics and readers did not know where to beginI think about the basic assumptions of Ferdydurke regarding criticism and I can endorse them without reservation There are enough innocent works that enter life looking as if they did not know that they would be raped by a thousand idiotic assessmentsTo avoid this kind of assessment I decided to let Witold Gombrowicz speak about Ferdydurke himself Everything you ll read or have already read in this review except for this paragraph and the very last one I lifted from his Diary Forgive me WGIn Ferdydurke two loves fight with each other two strivings the striving for maturity and the striving for eternally rejuvenating immaturity This book is the image of the battle for the maturity of someone who is in love with his own immaturityAs long as you understand Ferdydurke as a battle with convention it will trot calmly down the well beaten path but if you understand that man creates himself with another man in the sense of the wildest debauchery Ferdydurke will neigh and leap forward as if you had abbed it with a spur carrying you off into the realm of the Unpredictable Ferdydurke is a form element than a form conventionI had crossed Ferdydurke out of my life Now I read it again line after line and its words meant nothing to me The nothingness of words The nothingness of ideas problems styles attitudes the nothingness of art Words words wordsFerdydurke is a book that is unusually difficult and what is is misleading and deceptiveI wrote Ferdydurke in the years 1936 37 when no one knew anything about Existentialism In spite of this Ferdydurke is existential to the marrow Critics I will help you in determining why Ferdydurke is existential because man is created by people and because people mutually form themselves This is precisely existence and not essence Ferdydurke is existence in a vacuum that is nothing except existence That is why in this book practically all the basic themes of existentialism play fortissimo becoming creating oneself freedom fear absurdity nothingness with the single difference that in addition to the typical existential spheres of human life like Heidegger s banal and authentic life Kierkegaard s aesthetic ethical and religious life or Jaspers s spheres there is yet another sphere namely the sphere of immaturity The ending of Ferdydurke is not gratuitous I fled my face in my hands I expect the future scientific world to confirm what Ferdydurke proclaims about a distance to form and about not identifying with it Tomorrow s art the art of deformed people will rise under this signIt is not worth carrying on about Ferdydurke which is a circus and not a philosophyflees his face in his hands This work is licensed
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a Creative Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License Good grief I ve got a copy of this somewhere that I must have liberated from a second hand bookshop years ago and which I am fairly sure has long since gone the way of all books although it is hard for me to tell as much of my life is in semi storage to varying degreesAn odd story Not Mloda Polska thanks to the correction in comments but a product of the inter war period A man is taken out of adult life and made to live as a child he is forced to return to school and given foster parents to live with Naturally he is still an adult even though everybody treats him as. In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness Originally published in Poland in 1937 Ferdydurke became an instant literary sensation and catapulted the young author to fame Deemed scandalous and subversive by Nazis Stalinists and the Polish Communist regime in turn the novel as well as all of Gombrowicz's other works was officia.

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