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Jerzy Kosinski
Gloria L. Cronin
0313274428
Aug 1991
Hardcover
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Choice
"Jerzy Kosinski shocked the world by taking his life in his New York apartment on May 3, 1991, a national holiday of his native Poland. Thus, this bibliography acquires a very special significance, and its personal aspect is augmented by the style of the annotations, which deliberately reflect Kosinski's "tone and choice of language." The first part, "Primary Sources," is divided into listings of fiction, miscellaneous writings, and interviews. In fiction, novels are separated from short stories. The miscellaneous writings list makes clear distinctions among articles, books, recordings, and reviews. The same clarity applies to Part 2, "Secondary Sources." After three introductory sections dealing with biobibliographic sources in general, the section titled "Criticism and Reviews" turns to the author's individual works of...


Being There
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802136346
August 1999
Paperback
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Review
"Being There  is one of those rare books which echoes in the mind long after you have finished it.  It will survive as a seminal work of the Seventies."--New York Post. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
A modern classic now available from Grove Press, Being There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature. It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner - Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon. Truly "a man without qualities," Chance's straightforward responses to popular concerns are heralded as visionary. But though everyone is quoting him, no one...


Painted Bird
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0613180755
Sept 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
Many writers have portrayed the cruelty people inflict upon each other in the name of war or ideology or garden-variety hate, but few books will surpass Kosinski's first novel, The Painted Bird, for the sheer creepiness in its savagery. The story follows an abandoned young boy who wanders alone through the frozen bogs and broken towns of Eastern Europe during and after World War II, trying to survive. His experiences and actions occur at and beyond the limits of what might be called humanity, but Kosinski never averts his eyes, nor allows us to. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Semiautobiographical novel by Jerzy Kosinski, published in 1965 and revised in 1976. The ordeals of the central character parallel...


Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography
James Park Sloan
0641690177

Hardcover
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Jerzy Kosinski
Barbara Tepa Lupack
0783800738
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editors: James Nagel, University of Georgia; Zack Bowen, University of Miami and Robert Lecker, McGill University The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends, and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day. Each volume includes: An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings-illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays A section devoted...


The Painted Bird
Jerzy N. Kosinski
080213422X
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
Many writers have portrayed the cruelty people inflict upon each other in the name of war or ideology or garden-variety hate, but few books will surpass Kosinski's first novel, The Painted Bird, for the sheer creepiness in its savagery. The story follows an abandoned young boy who wanders alone through the frozen bogs and broken towns of Eastern Europe during and after World War II, trying to survive. His experiences and actions occur at and beyond the limits of what might be called humanity, but Kosinski never averts his eyes, nor allows us to.

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Semiautobiographical novel by Jerzy Kosinski, published in 1965 and revised in 1976. The ordeals of the central character parallel Kosinski's own experiences during World War II. A...


Passing by
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802134238
Sept 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to his widow, Polish emigre novelist Kosinski had been working on this collection of essays, lectures and fragments when he committed suicide in Manhattan in 1991. While the selections would be improved by contextualizing introductions, they portray a man who was impassioned about literature and who saw his role as confronting "life's threatening encounters." He finds inspiration, he writes, from an intertwining of the Polish, Hasidic and American literary traditions, and considers America "the last society which still modifies itself freely." He rails against the "collectivism" nourished by television and radio, and criticizes North American Jews for memorializing the Holocaust but not Jewish achievements. Other essays touch on his experiences learning polo, acting in the film Reds , living in New York...


Conversations with Jerzy Kosinski
Jerzy Kosinski
0878056254
April 1993
Hardcover
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Pinball
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802134823
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Steps
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802135269
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
A portrayal of men and women both aroused and desensitized by an environment that disdains the individual and seeks control over the imagination. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside Flap Copy
A portrayal of men and women both aroused and desensitized by an environment that disdains the individual and seeks control over the imagination. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Conversations with Jerzy Kosinski
Jerzy Kosinski
0878056262
April 1993
Paperback
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Words in Search of Victims: The Achievement of Jerzy Kosinksi
Paul R. Lilly
0873383664
December 1988
Hardcover
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Blind Date
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802135544
Mar 1998
Paperback
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Passion Play
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802135676
May 1998
Paperback
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Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography
James P. Sloan
0788153250
March 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Hailed as an important young author and thinker with the publication of The Painted Bird, winner of the National Book Award, Jerzy Kosinski ended his life amid allegations of fraud and plagiarism. With accuracy and understanding, Sloan undertakes the unraveling of a complex and confusing life, one that experienced the horrors of the Holocaust, the oppression of totalitarianism, the fruits of celebrity, and the consequences of lies, offering an all-too-human view of a man described as "part victim, part charlatan, and part genius." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
When, from time to time, this lively bio fails to read as literary and critical detective work at its best, it entertains a la a People magazine profile....


Cockpit
Jerzy N. Kosinski
0802135684
May 1998
Paperback
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Victims: Textual Strategies in Recent American Fiction
Paul Bruss
0838750060
November 1981
Hardcover
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