I’ve found a brilliant article about one of my favourite writers of all times, who’s work made a huge impact on my way of perceiving things around me. His fearless touching on painful, difficult matters of human condition is what I used to cherish above everything else in good writing.
“It is easiest to understand Witkiewicz as a social prophet and forecaster of the decline of civilization,” wrote Jan Błoński. “Like so many others, he announced the end of art, the destruction of individuality, the decline of sensitivity to the metaphysical, though his argumentation was highly original. He believed that these virtues would be defeated by the increasing democratization of life, which would generate a society of robots who would be completely content but also perfectly dull” (“Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz jako dramaturg” / “Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as Playwright,” Krakow, 1973).
Here’s the link to that article: