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This novel, the author's masterpiece, is one of the greatest expressions ever of the tortured intersection of political and personal destinies in Eastern Europe. Futuristic, experimental, and remarkably prophetic,Insatiability traces the adventures of a young Pole whose fate parallels the collapse of Western civilization following a Chinese communist invasion from the east. Written in 1927, Witkiewicz's anti-Utopian novel proved to be a horribly prescient vision of what would become reality for Eastern Europe in the late more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 0810111349
  • 9780810111349
  • 105,946

About Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939) was a Polish novelist, poet, and playwright. Louis Iribarne is a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. He has translated several works by Polish writers such as Gombrowicz, Milosz, and more

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