“One of the great novelists of our century.”Milan Kundera

“A master of verbal burlesque, a connoisseur of psychological blackmail, Gombrowicz is one of the profoundest late moderns, with one of the lightest touches.”John Updike

“Probably the most important 20th-century novelist most Western readers have never heard of.”—Benjamin Paloff, Words Without Borders

“Gombrowicz is the antithesis of Borges and the godfather of Bolaño. Who would have thought that a Polish émigré could become such a superb Argentine writer?” —Ilan Stavans, Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College