Insatiability: A Novel in Two Parts

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Quartet, 1985 - Fiction - 447 pages
In the late 20th Century, as China prepares to invade Europe, Poland prepares to defend it with the likes of Baron Genezip Kapen de Vahaz. A 1920s tale by a surrealistic writer known for his acid tongue and black humor. The novel satirizes everything in sight, Fascists, Communists, aristocrats, trade unions.

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Authors Preface
The Awakening
A Soirée 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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