A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes by Witold GombrowiczA Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes by Witold Gombrowicz

A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes

byWitold GombrowiczTranslated byBenjamin Ivry

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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In a small literary gem full of sardonic wit, brilliant insights, and provocative criticism Witold Gombrowicz discusses Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Heidegger in six "one-hour" essays—and addresses Marxism in a "fifteen-minute" piece.

"Who hasn't wished for a painless way to find out what the big shots of philosophy—Hegel and Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre—thought of the human condition? It has never been easy reading such formidable thinkers, and most explainers and textbooks either get it wrong or massacre the language. So imagine my pleasure in opening Witold Gombrowicz's Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, an exceptional effort at summarizing concepts in bold, declarative sentences. . . . [This book] is like the course in philosophy you wish you had taken."—David Lehman, Bloomberg News

"A must for every reader of Gombrowicz."—Denis Hollier, New York University

Witold Gombrowicz (1904–1969) is the author of Ferdydurke, Trans-Atlantyk, Cosmos, and Pornografia, the first three available from Yale University Press. These, along with his plays and his Diary, have been translated into more than thirty languages. Benjamin Ivry is an American writer on the arts, broadcaster, and translator.
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Title:A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen MinutesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030018168X

ISBN - 13:9780300181685

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