“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Witold Gombrowicz (Polish Novelist)
Date of Birth:
August 4, 1904
Date of Death:
July 24, 1969
Witold Marian Gombrowicz was a Polish novelist and dramatist. His works are characterized by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and an absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. In 1937 he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: the problems of immaturity and youth, the creation of identity in interactions with others, and an ironic, critical examination of class roles in Polish society and culture. He gained fame only during the last years of his life but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature.