A Bibliography of Witold Gombrowicz: Works in English

Note: Dates in brackets denote original publication dates (in Polish).

Novels

  1. Ferdydurke [Warsaw, 1937]

    London
    MacGibbon & Kee, London (1961), trans. Eric Mosbacher.
    2nd Edition (paper) Calder & Boyars, London (1965)

    New York
    Harcourt Brace, New York (1961)
    2nd Edition (paper) Grove Press, New York (1968)

    New Haven and London
    Yale University Press (2000), trans. Danuta Borchardt.
    1st Edition (paper and cloth)

  2. The Enchanted a.k.a. The Possessed, or The Secret of Myslotch : A Gothic Novel [1937 or 1939]

    Polish original serialized under the pseudonym Nienaski in the evening paper Express Wieczorny, either in 1937 (according to Gombrowicz), or from June 4 to August 30, 1939 (according to the preface to the English edition).
    English edition, 1980
    Reissue Edition, Paperback, Marion Boyars, July 1988

  3. Trans-Atlantyk [1952]

    Yale University Press, New Haven and London (1994), trans. Carolyn French and Nina Karsov.

  4. Pornografia [1960]

    Calder & Boyars, London (1965), trans. Alastair Hamilton.
    Grove Press, New York (1966)

  5. Cosmos [1966]

    MacGibbon & Kee, London (1967), trans. Eric Mosbacher.
    Grove Press, New York (1969)
    Yale University Press (2005), trans. Danuta Borchardt.

Plays

  1. Princess Ivona [1935]

    Calder & Boyars, London (1969), trans. Krystina Griffith-Jones and Catherine Robins.
    Grove Press, New York (1969) (as Ivona, Princess of Burgundia)

  2. The Marriage [1947]

    Grove Press, New York (1969), trans. Louis Iribarne.
    Calder & Boyars, London (1970)

  3. Operetta [1966]

    Calder & Boyars, London (1971), trans. Louis Iribarne.

Short Story Collections

  1. Memoirs of a Time of Immaturity [1933]

    not available in English as far as I know

  2. Bakakai [1957]

    Archipelago Books, New York (2004), trans. Bill Johnston.

Autobiographical Writings

  1. Diary [1953-1967], trans. Lillian Vallee.

    • Volume One: 1953-1956
      Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL 1988
      Quartet, London 1988
    • Volume Two: 1957-1961.
      Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL 1989
      Quartet, London 1989
    • Volume Three: 1961-1967.
      Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL 1993
      Quartet, London 1993

  2. A Kind of Testament (1968)

    Calder & Boyars, London (1973), ed. Dominique de Roux, trans. Alastair Hamilton.
    (Original in French, Entretiens de Dominque de Roux avec Gombrowicz)

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