Fifty-three letters written by Witold Gombrowicz were added to the Witold Gombrowicz Museum Collection. The negotiations with the correspondence addressee – Gombrowicz’s friend Juan Carlos Gómez lasted more than a year. It was perhaps the third attempt to buy these precious documents of Polish culture, this time a successful one!
Apart from Rita Gombrowicz, the participants of this Panel Discussion were eminent translators: Danuta Borchardt (USA), Bożena Zaboklicka (Spain), Olaf Kühl (Germany), Lajos Palfalvi (Hungary), Anders Bodegård (Sweden), and Marta Jordan and Jerzy Jarniewicz.
Tomasz Tyczyński talked to the writer about roots and travelling, the role of provinces (peripheries) in the life and artistic work, provinces not only in the sense of geography but also peripheries of cultures, intellectual and artistic life and “magical provinces” which appear in her works.
A painter, Witold Gombrowicz’s friend and author of the book Gombrowicz in Vence met in our Museum with the audience and gave as a gift to the Museum six paintings which used to hang in Gombrowicz’s apartment in Vence. The cycle of paintings is named Motifs from Vence.
President Bronisław Komorowski took part in the celebrations commemorating the June 1976 events in Radom. However, he started his visit at our Museum. “I wanted to be in Radom, in the places which are connected with the fight for freedom but also in such places in which this hard-won Polish freedom is used well, wisely and effectively” – the Polish Press Agency quoted the President.
The Non-Academic School of Creative Writing Project was carried out by the Witold Gombrowicz Museum and Razem dla Radomki/Together for Radomka Association in two stages: the first one aimed at appointing a group of local leaders of culture coming from the area of the commune of Jedlińsk who were later involved in the organisation of the School. The second stage aimed at finding literary talents as well as inspiring young people to write and create through participation in the national literary competition.
Meeting with Stefan Chwin, Professor of Gdańsk University, a prose writer and essayist, the author of, among others, such novels as: Krótka historia pewnego żartu/The Short History of a Certain Joke, Hanemann, Esther, Miss Ferbelin, and Dziennik dla dorosłych/A Journal for Adults as well as critical works Treason in Literature and Suicide as an Experience of Imagination.
Late night reading of Filidor dzieckiem podszyty/Philidor’s Child Within. The reader was Edyta Jungowska, an excellent actress known for more than 30 roles in the TV theatre and an excellent monodrama based on Gombrowicz’s short story Virginity. Concert by Mirosław Czyżykiewicz, a classic of Polish literary song who in 2011 celebrated two important jubilees - artistic and personal one. 17 May.
Instytucja współprowadzona przez Samorząd Województwa Mazowieckiego oraz Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego