The Witkiewicz Reader

The Witkiewicz Reader Forgotten during the Stalin years Stanislaw Witkiewicz was rediscovered in his native Poland only after the liberalization of when his works came to play a major role in freeing the a

  • Title: The Witkiewicz Reader
  • Author: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Daniel Charles Gerould
  • ISBN: 9780810109940
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forgotten during the Stalin years, Stanislaw Witkiewicz 1885 1939 was rediscovered in his native Poland only after the liberalization of 1956, when his works came to play a major role in freeing the arts from socialist realism This collection, the first anthology in English, presents Witkiewicz in the full range of his creative and intellectual activities The WitkiewicForgotten during the Stalin years, Stanislaw Witkiewicz 1885 1939 was rediscovered in his native Poland only after the liberalization of 1956, when his works came to play a major role in freeing the arts from socialist realism This collection, the first anthology in English, presents Witkiewicz in the full range of his creative and intellectual activities The Witkiewicz Reader includes excerpts from three novels four complete plays letters to Malinowski and selections from aesthetic, social, and philosophical essays detailing Witkiewicz s theory of Pure Form, his metaphysical system, and his apocalyptic view of the fate of civilization.

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    1. There is the joy of going to a used bookstore, for instance, Alias East, on Glendale Blvd. and picking up a totally unknown author and his book. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewiez, or better known in his home country of Poland, as Witkacy. "The Witkiewicz Reader" is an anthology of his various writings from 1914 to the date of his death (by suicide) in 1939. He lived through tough times in his country or part of that world, and his writings reflect, not realistically, but at least spiritually or aesth [...]

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