Twelve Versions for

"Космос" в дванайсет версии
Twelve Versions for "Cosmos"

Author(s): Jerzy Jarzębski
Contributor(s): Venesa Madzharova (Translator)
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: Gombrowicz; Kosmos; accumulation

Summary/Abstract: The article offers 12 readings of Gombrowicz’s last novel, Kosmos, his most complicated and mysterious one. Witold and Fuks, two students from Warsaw, run away up in the mountains from their conflicts with surroundings. There they try to solve a puzzle with a hanged sparrow, doing this in various ways: they stage a detective inquiry (Fuks investigates the trail of the Perpetrator-God, Witold, in accordance with the host, Leon, finds out that the hanging has erotic, if not homosexual, implications) while the signal of sexual tension is the partition of man into ectodermic layer and endodermic evagination. This cognitive drama exists in Gombrowicz in the language and against the cosmic accumulation of elements, with which the author composes his story, leading to unfulfilled crime and black mess.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 126-137
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian