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by Witold Gombrowicz
translated by Danuta Borchardt
Foreword by Susan Sontag

Yale University Press, January 2000

Gombrowicz's bitterly funny first novel attacking the constraints of social convention was a literary sensation in 1937 and remains one of the most influential works of 20th-century European literature. In her foreword Susan Sontag writes, "Extravagant, brilliant, disturbing, brave, funny - wonderful…. Long live its sublime mockery." And poet Stanislaw Baranczak of Harvard: "At last, the English translation… that we have all been waiting for."