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Witold Gombrowicz

1904 - 1969

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Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 24, 1969) was a Polish writer and playwright. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. In 1937, he published his first novel, Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: problems of immaturity and youth, creation of identity in interactions with others, and an ironic, critical examination of class roles in Polish society and culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Witold Gombrowicz has received more than 335,669 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Witold Gombrowicz is the 650th most popular writer (up from 683rd in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Poland (up from 128th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Writer.

Witold Gombrowicz is most famous for his novel "Trans-Atlantyk" and his play "The Marriage."

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Among writers, Witold Gombrowicz ranks 650 out of 5,755Before him are Verner von Heidenstam, Amin Maalouf, Thomas Harris, Andrea Camilleri, William McMaster Murdoch, and Robert E. Howard. After him are Theodore the Studite, Bert Hellinger, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Columella, Frontinus, and William Saroyan.

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Among people born in 1904, Witold Gombrowicz ranks 31Before him are Werner Forssmann, John Hicks, Luis Carrero Blanco, Gregory Bateson, Harry Martinson, and Dmitry Kabalevsky. After him are Hans Morgenthau, Ernst Mayr, Willem de Kooning, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Joseph Campbell, and George F. Kennan. Among people deceased in 1969, Witold Gombrowicz ranks 26Before him are Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, Dominique Pire, and Arthur Friedenreich. After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Sonja Henie, Josef von Sternberg, Moïse Tshombe, Itzhak Stern, and B. Traven.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Witold Gombrowicz ranks 127 out of 1,454Before him are Clara Immerwahr (1870), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), and Solomon Asch (1907). After him are Helena Rubinstein (1872), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Adolph Menzel (1815), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), and Alfred Tarski (1901).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Witold Gombrowicz ranks 11Before him are Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), and Alfred Döblin (1878). After him are Osip Mandelstam (1891), Władysław Reymont (1867), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), B. Traven (1882), and Jan Potocki (1761).