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Jerzy Kosiński (1933–1991)

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Jerzy Kosinski was born in Lodz, Poland on June 8, 1933. In 1939, he was separated from his family when the Nazi's invaded Poland and he wandered through villages for six years, surviving by his wits. In shock, he remained mute from the age of nine to fourteen. He was finally reunited with his vis mere family. He moved to the United States in 1957. His first novel, The Painted Bird, was published in 1965 and received France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. His second novel, Steps, won the National Book Award in 1969. His other novels included Being There, The Devil Tree, Cockpit, and Blind Date. Blind Date tells the story of the Manson killings, which is where he would have been if he had not been stuck in JFK Airport dealing with improperly tagged luggage. He committed suicide on May 3, 1991 at the age of 57. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Jerzy Kosinski, Miami Book Fair International, 1985, by "MDCArchives" (Wikimedia Commons)

Værker af Jerzy Kosiński

Den bemalede fugl (1965) 2,912 eksemplarer
Velkommen Mr. Chance (1970) 1,959 eksemplarer
Steps (1968) 755 eksemplarer
Cockpit (1975) 434 eksemplarer
Blind Date (1977) 397 eksemplarer
Djævletræet (1973) 369 eksemplarer
Pinball (1982) 340 eksemplarer
Passion Play (1965) 279 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Being There [1979 film] (1979) — Screenwriter — 139 eksemplarer
Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex (1999) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
Reds [1981 film] (1981) — Cast — 81 eksemplarer
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Playboy Magazine ~ March 1982 (1982) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer

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A farce that will have you saying "I get it" a lot.
A.Godhelm | 44 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |
Interesting tale of a not very intelligent man who, because he is very polite and well mannered, impresses powerful people and seems to be on the way to great success.
mykl-s | 44 andre anmeldelser | Aug 13, 2023 |
In Chance, or Chauncey Gardiner as he becomes known to the world, Jerzy Kosinski, has provided the other characters of this story as well as the reader a way to project what they want to see and hear in a person.

Chance, who appears to suffer from some form of mental impairment (some version of autism?), cannot read nor write, he can converse without a problem, although his conversations are mostly limited to television and his gardening, as he knows nothing outside these two elements. Fate throws Chance into the political consiciousness of the world, and everyone who encounters him takes his simple answers as deep thought analogies or admissions. Chance is not lying, simply speaking of what he knows, which is pretty limited. People project their hopes, desires and plans on him and his words, not realizing that he is unable to understand even their most basic needs.

A great (but short) read. Will provide plenty to discuss and ponder.
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melkor1917 | 44 andre anmeldelser | Jul 10, 2023 |
This is one of the more unique stories whose film adaptation was spot on. Chauncey Gardener's sheltered life, mild manner and view of the world is unlike others. His unusual metaphor of 'life's seasonal changes' is profound; so much so the president embodies it. As a film buff, this was one of the best roles for Peter Sellers especially when adding Shirley MacLaine and countless other Oscar winners to the cast. A classic in its own right, I highly recommend this book for those who seek to be uplifted.… (mere)
Jonathan5 | 44 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2023 |



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