• Title: Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography
  • Author: James Park Sloan Jerzy Kosiński
  • ISBN: 9780452271678
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jerzy Kosinski A Biography Although Jerzy Kosinski mined his past for his writing he created elaborate barriers around his life separating the mass culture celebrity from the troubled and brilliant inner man In an intriguing
    Although Jerzy Kosinski mined his past for his writing, he created elaborate barriers around his life, separating the mass culture celebrity from the troubled and brilliant inner man In an intriguing and fascinating biography, Sloan, who knew Kosinski during the last 20 years of his life, reconciles the public persona with the private individual of photos.

    One Reply to “Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography”

    1. Kosinski : the biggest fakir of all, at last, stripped bare. His "legend" was pushed by NYTs fake news editors, the infamous duo - Rosenthal & Gelb - of the period. They also did same w the Kitty Genovese murder. And you wonder why many good people don't trust the media?? We know "The Painted Bird," which gave GR readers prickly heat, came from a (sick) imagination and was written by a series of assistants. When The Village Voice (NY) questioned its authenticity, NYT engineered a smear campa [...]

    2. This biography tracks the train-wreck of a life of Jerzy Kosinski. It documents Kosinski's life and unpacks his fraudulent claims of being a Holocaust survivior and outlines the intersection of Kosinski's personal life and increasingly unsuccessful writing, which culminated in Kosinski's 1991 suicide. For those of us who've read Kosinski's other works--and thought him to be someone he most definitely was not--this was a fascinating read and indictment of ourselves as naive and ready consumers of [...]

    3. I never read nor heard of a Jerzy Kosinski, even though i was told he was popular in his time, so i didn't really care to read about who he was. But given the fact that the teacher i most admired in my years of being officially taught in the "higher" education system of American Universities was the teacher who wrote this book--i took the time to read it long after i was just a student. And i can truly say, not only as a student of literature, but as a citizen of this world--as Socrates would pr [...]

    4. I never could stand Kosinski as a person or a writer. Ultimately I was proven right when his life and work was exposed as a sham. Why read this then? Curiosity as to why someone would turn their life and their career into a lie. Well written by James Park Sloan.

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