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Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
for short. Artist
, photographer, absurdist playwright
, surrealist novelist, philosopher
, witness to the Russian revolution
, art theoretician and critic
, the Great Malinowski's closest friend
, drug fiend
, and by most accounts a raving maniac
pain in the ass. His greatest novel
was sadly prophetic: fleeing east to escape the invading Nazis, and then hearing the news that the Communists were also on the way, he slit his wrists on September 18, 1939 in the village of Jeziory, a martyr and victim to his obstinate belief in the freedom and independence of man against the bankruptcy of ideology and the coming wave of totalitarianism
, but this guy's work is just too bizarrely compelling
, and his legacy too obscure, to not get a little bit more attention.
posted by Meatbomb
on Nov 18, 2006 -