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Cosmos

Format:  Paperback,

189 pages

Publisher: Pgw

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780802145628

ISBN-10: 0802145620

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Milan Kundera called Witold Gombrowicz "one of the great novelists of our century." His most famous novel, "Cosmos," the recipient of the 1967 International Prize for Literature, is now available in a critically acclaimed translation, for the first time directly from the Polish, by the award-winning translator Danuta Borchardt.
"Cosmos" is a metaphysical noir thriller narrated by Witold, a seedy, pathetic, and witty student, who is charming and appalling by turns. On his way to a relaxing vacation he meets the despondent Fuks. As they set off together for a family-run pension in the Carpathian Mountains they discover a dead bird hanging from a string. Is this a strange but meaningless occurrence or is it the beginning of a string of bizarre events? As the young men become embroiled in the Chekhovian travails of the family running the pension, Grombrowicz creates a gripping narrative where the reader questions who is sane and who is safe?

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Publisher: Pgw
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780802145628
ISBN-10: 0802145620
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 189
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.58 x 0.57 x 8.25

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Milan Kundera called Witold Gombrowicz "one of the great novelists of our century". His most famous novel, Cosmos, the recipient of the 1967 International Prize for literature, is now available in a critically acclaimed translation, for the first time directly from the Polish, by the award-winning translator Danuta Borchardt. Cosmos is a metaphysical noir thriller narrated by Witold, a seedy, pathetic, and witty student, who is charming and appalling by turns.

On his way to a relaxing vacation he meets the despondent Fuks. As they set off together for a family-run pension in the Carpathian Mountains they discover a dead bird hanging from a string. Is this a strange but meaningless occurrence or is it the beginning of a string of bizarre events. As the young men become embroiled in the Chekhovian travails of the family running the pension Grombrowicz's creates a gripping narrative where the reader questions who is sane and who is safe.

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