This book of the world-known novelist and playwright W. Gombrowicz is an outstanding work of Polish literature in the 20th century and an indispensible guide for the European intellectual. Gombrowicz himself is the hero of his book. He is confronting his personal problems as the global ones. He is trying to find the place for his philosophizing Ego among the other selfs. He is a physical being immersed into the objective world, a being suffering and consumed by passions. He is raising such issues as how could we escape the captivity of the stereotypes made by the society and save the image and likeness of God in ourselves or how could we stand ground when forced to serve the common principles.