Without its ample supplementary material, Kronos would function as a core sample of his life - elements and evidence inert on the page - where his Diary unfolds like an immense scroll painting, precisely edited to reveal his writer’s view.
i became bold because i had absolutely nothing to lose: neither honors, nor earnings, nor friends. i had to find myself anew and rely only on myself, because i could rely on no one else. my form is my solitude ― witold gombrowicz
Gombrowicz scholar and translator Allen J. Kuharski talks to Biweekly.pl's Alan Lockwood on Gombrowicz's DIARY, finally out in English in its entirety (Photo: Witold Gombrowicz, Villa Anahi, Tandil, Argentina, 1959, from the archive of Rita Gombrowicz/FOTONOVA)