Lorenzo Graziani

Gombrowicz and Leibniz's Ghost: Divergent Reality

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Keywords: Witold Gombrowicz; Kosmos; Leibniz; Gilles Deleuze; Possible Worlds.

This paper aims to describe the crisis of the leibnizian possible worlds' model in "Kosmos", the last novel by Witold Gombrowicz. To underline the damage undergone by the leibnizian selection mechanism, which was previously able to guarantee the correspondence between world and soul, we mainly take into consideration one of the last essays by Deleuze, "The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque", aimed at pointing out Leibniz's legacy in our Neobaroque age.

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