Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz

"Ferdydurke" is a satirical novel that explores the themes of maturity, identity, and societal norms. The protagonist, a thirty-year-old writer, is forcibly regressed by two professors back to his adolescence and placed in a school setting. The narrative critiques the artificiality of adulthood and the pressure of societal expectations, while also exploring the struggle for self-expression and individuality. The book is known for its absurdist humor and its examination of the human condition.

The 380th greatest book of all time


Published
1937
Nationality
Polish
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
62,000
Original Language
Polish

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