Category Archives: 2018 Selections
A Farce, a Farce, My Kingdom for a Farce! Try to set yourself against form, try to shake free of it.[From Witold Gombrowicz, A Kind of Testament, edited by Dominique de Roux; translated by Alastair Hamilton (Champaign, Illinois: Dalkey … Continue reading
Dear Gombrowicz Lovers or Discontents: It was good to hear some remarks from you early-bird readers who have begun to tackle, to get hooked into (snagged onto?) Trans-Atlantyk and the other Gombrowiczian story (“On the Back Stairs”) and Diary passages … Continue reading
His grudge was against Poland where his works were banned, against France and Paris which had adopted him so late, against the whole world which had remained blind so long to his genius. [From Maurice Nadeau’s “Introduction” to A Kind … Continue reading
At our March meeting we will discuss a book suggested by David Gilmour: Witold Gombrowicz’s novel Trans-Atlantyk, published originally in Polish (Paris: Instytut literacki, 1953) David recommends that we read either of the following translations: tr. by Carolyn French … Continue reading
deHaven-Smith, L. Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013. DeHaven-Smith, a professor at Florida State University when he wrote this book (now retired), proposes a theory that he refers to as “The CIA’s Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy.” This is a … Continue reading
At our February 2018 meeting we will discuss a selection suggested by Stirling Smith: Lance deHaven-Smith, Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013.
To start off the new year, 2018, we will meet in January to discuss the following book, suggested by Van: Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, originally published by Harper in 1951.