Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz

Ferdydurke is a novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz, published in 1937. Gombrowicz himself wrote of his novel that it is not "... a satire on some social class, nor a nihilistic attack on culture... We live in an era of violent changes, of accelerated development, in which settled forms are breaking under life's pressure... The need to find a form for what is yet immature, uncrystalized and underdeveloped, as well as the groan at the impossibility of such a postulate -- this is the chief excitement of my book.

The 381st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 37th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Ferdydurke. (Bd. 1) Hardcover 19594646 $28.46 $27.82 1983
Ferdydurke (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Paperback 198488 $11.13 $6.75 2012
Ferdydurke Paperback 718468 $39.97 $2.50 2000
Ferdydurke Paperback 4921863 $29.80 2005
Ferdydurke Paperback 4997189 $10.30 2004
Ferdydurke Kindle Edition 343850 $8.99 2012
Ferdydurke Paperback 3473828 $94.24 $2.95 1986
Ferdydurke Hardcover 6450200 $6.69
Ferdydurke Hardcover 1499113 $62.12 $13.99 2000