Gombrowicz, Witold

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Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), Polish emigre novelist and author.

From the description of Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153258

Witold Gombrowicz was one of the most influential Polish writers of the 20th century, author of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and a diary.

The following chronology lists the dates of key events in his life and the dates of first publication of works in Polish:

1904 Aug 4: born in Maloszyce near Opatów (Poland) to a family of landowning nobility, fourth child of Jan Onufry Gombrowicz and Antonina Gombrowicz (p.v. Kotkowska)

1911: moves to Warsaw

1915-22: attends Osmioklasowe Gimnazjum Meskie Kola Szkolnego im. sw. Stanislawa Kostki

1922-27: studies law at Warsaw University

1928: works as a judicial assistant

1933: Pamietnik z okresu dojrzewania published

1937: Ferdydurke published

1938: Iwona, ksiezniczka Burgunda published

1939: Opetani published in the press

1939 Aug 31: travels to Argentina and remains there in 24-year exile

1947: translation of Ferdydurke into Spanish

1947-55: works at Banco Polaco in Buenos Aires

1951: starts collaboration with Polish monthly Kultura ; Transatlantyk (fragments) published

1953: Slub and Trans-Atlantyk published

1957: Dziennik 1953-57 published

1959-61: writes series of radio talks published posthumously as Wspomnienia polskie/Wedrówki po Argentynie

1960: Pornografia published

1962: Dziennik 1957-61 published

1963 Apr 8: leaves Argentina

1963 May - 1964 May: stays in Berlin as a guest of the Ford Foundation

1964 May - Sep: stays in Royaumont, France

1964 Oct: relocates to Vence, France

1965: Kosmos published

1966: Dziennik 1961-66 and Operetka published

1967: receives Le Prix International des Éditeurs (Formentor)

1968: marries Marie-Rita Labrosse

1969: Entretiens avec Dominique de Roux published (in French); gives a series of lessons on philosophy to his wife Rita and Dominique de Roux, published posthumously under the title Guide de la philosophie en six heures un quart

1969 Jul 24: dies in Vence

From the guide to the Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Betelú, Mariano. Mariano Betelu collection of Witold Gombrowicz, 1953-1997. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Grove Press Records, 1953-1985 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gombrowicz, Witold. Witold Gombrowicz papers, ca. 1939-1997. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gombrowicz, Witold. Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Józef Wittlin correspondence and compositions, 1940-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Konstanty Jeleński papers, 1940-1988 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Archipelago Books. Papers, 1981-2010. Indiana University
referencedIn Pitol, Sergio, 1933-. Sergio Pitol papers, 1951-2005 (bulk 1962-2004) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Jeleński, Konstanty A. (Konstanty Aleksander), 1922-1987. Konstanty Jeleński papers, 1940-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Olga Scherer-Virski papers, 1954-1988 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Ivona, Princess of Burgundia / by Witold Gombrowicz ; translated by Krystyna Griffith-Jones and Catherine Robins ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, 1994 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Dagon, Gadi, 1957-. 880-01 ha-Nesikhah Ivon. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Scherer-Virski, Olga. Olga Scherer-Virski papers, 1954-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Oral history collection, 1919-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Ivona, Princess of Burgundia / by Witold Gombrowicz ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, 1994 - video. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Ivona, Princess of Burgundia / by Witold Gombrowicz ; translated by Krystyna Griffith-Jones and Catherine Robins ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, 1994 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Archipelago Books. person
associatedWith Betelú, Mariano. person
associatedWith Breza, Tadeusz. person
associatedWith Chądzyńska, Zofia. person
associatedWith Chądzyńska, Zofia. person
associatedWith Czapski, Józef, 1896-1993. person
associatedWith Dąbrowska, Maria, 1889-1965. person
associatedWith Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985. person
associatedWith Giedroyc, Jerzy. person
associatedWith Giedroyc, Jerzy. person
associatedWith Gombrowicz, Rita. person
associatedWith Grombrowicz, Witold. person
associatedWith Grove Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Iwaszkiewicz, Jarosław, 1894-1979. person
associatedWith Jelenski, Constantin, 1922- person
associatedWith Jeleński, Konstanty A. (Konstanty Aleksander), 1922-1987. person
associatedWith Kantor, Tadeusz, 1915-1990. person
associatedWith Kuncewiczowa, Maria Szczepańska, 1897- person
associatedWith Lavelli, Jorge. person
associatedWith Lavelli, Jorge. person
associatedWith Lenica, Jan. person
associatedWith Miłosz, Czesław. person
associatedWith Miłosz, Czesław. person
associatedWith Mycielski, Zygmunt. person
correspondedWith Pitol, Sergio, 1933- person
associatedWith Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Roux, Dominique de. person
associatedWith Sadowski, Wiktor. person
associatedWith Sandauer, Artur. person
associatedWith Scherer-Virski, Olga. person
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Sjöberg, Alf. person
associatedWith Sjöberg, Alf. person
associatedWith Starowieyski, Franciszek, 1930- person
associatedWith Starowieyski, Franciszek, 1930- person
associatedWith Swierzy, Waldemar. person
associatedWith Tyrmand, Leopold. person
associatedWith Walkuski, Wieslaw. person
associatedWith Walkuski, Wieslaw. person
associatedWith Wierzyński, Kazimierz, 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Wittlin, Józef, 1896- person
associatedWith Wittlin, Józef, 1896- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Poland.
Poland
Subject
European literature--20th century
Authors, Polish--20th century--Archives
Polish literature--20th century
Polish drama--20th century
Occupation
Authors
Function

Person

Birth 1904-08-04

Death 1969-07-24

Poles

Spanish; Castilian,

German,

Polish,

French,

English

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