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 514th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
- - 37th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)