(From the publisher):
A dark, quasi-detective novel, Cosmos
follows the classic noir motif to explore the arbitrariness of language, the joke of human freedom, and manís attempt to bring order out of chaos in his psychological life.
Two young men meet by chance in a Polish resort town in the Carpathian Mountains. Intending to spend their vacation relaxing, they find a secluded family-run pension. But the two become embroiled first in a macabre event on the way to the pension, then in the peculiar activities and psychological travails of the family running it. Gombrowicz offers no solution to their predicament.
Original title: Kosmos
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics