Francesca Peacock

Satirical pulp: The Possessed, by Witold Gombrowicz, reviewed

The 1939 Gothic pastiche which the author was at pains to distance himself from is now considered a delightfully devious work of Polish modernism

Witold Gombrowicz finally admitted on his deathbed to writing The Possessed – but the ‘potboiler’ turns out to be a delightfully devious work of Polish modernism. [Getty Images]

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