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ISBN 978-0-8101-1134-9
Publication Date
September 2012
Page Count
534 pages
Trim Size
6 1/2 x 9 1/4


Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

This novel, the author's masterpiece, is one of the greatest expressions ever of the tortured intersection of political and personal destinies in Eastern Europe. Futuristic, experimental, and remarkably prophetic, Insatiability traces the adventures of a young Pole whose fate parallels the collapse of Western civilization following a Chinese communist invasion from the east. Written in 1927, Witkiewicz's anti-Utopian novel proved to be a horribly prescient vision of what would become reality for Eastern Europe in the late 1930s.
About the Author

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939) was a Polish novelist, poet, and playwright.

Louis Iribarne is a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. He has translated several works by Polish writers such as Gombrowicz, Milosz, and Schulz.

"Magnificent." --Susan Sontag

"There were three of us; Witkiewicz, Bruno Schulz, and myself--the three muskateers of the Polish avant-garde between the wars. Only Witkiewicz remains to be discovered." --Witold Gombrowicz