Insatiability: a novel in two parts

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Quartet Books, 1985 - Fiction - 447 pages
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In a decadent future Polish society, artists face a choice between death and the mind-altering Murti-Bing pills offered by the invading Chinese army

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Review: Insatiability (Witkacy - Dzieła zebrane #3)

User Review  - Edkrak - Goodreads

Witkacy's style is impressive, but 500 pages of that with barely existing plot just becomes tedious. Trimmed to half it's length it would be an absolutely brilliant novel. Read full review

Review: Insatiability (Witkacy - Dzieła zebrane #3)

User Review  - Jim M - Goodreads

This follows a young Pole who after an eastern communist invasion adapts to the fall of western civilisation in this dystopia. Read full review


Authors Preface
The Awakening
A Soiree at the Princess di Ticonderogas

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About the author (1985)

Son of an eminent Warsaw art critic, Witkiewicz went through traumatic experiences in Russia during World War I (he served in the Russian army) and the beginning of the Revolution. A prolific writer, he also painted and wrote papers on philosophy. His creative writings consist mainly of novels and dramas (at least 36, of which only 22 have survived). In his plays, Witkiewicz deals with profound social and philosophical problems in a way that makes him a forerunner of the Theater of the Absurd.

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