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Kosinski, Jerzy 1933-1991

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The painted bird by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

255 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication. -- from (Jan. 12, 2016)
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

166 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 is sure what he's really saying. And filling in the blanks in his background proves impossible. Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, more trenchant now than ever
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon
Steps by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kosinski's groundbreaking work presents discrete scenes recalled by a protagonist whose unfeeling acceptance of violence and cruel behavior being inflicted on others is a commentary on the disturbing undercurrents of modern culture
The devil tree by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

98 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Whalen's life has been determined from the start by the immense fortune of his father, a steel tycoon. Whalen's childlike delight in power and status mask a greater need, a desire to feel life intensely, through drugs, violence, sex, and attempts at meaningful connection with other people--whether lovers or the memory of his dead parents. But the physical is all that feels real to him, and as he embarks on a journey to Africa with his godparents, Whalen's embrace of amoral thrill accelerates toward ultimate fulfillment
Blind date by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Levanter, victim, avenger and voyeur, has a series of "blind dates" with violence and debasement
Reds by Warren Beatty( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist, and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist
Cockpit : a novel by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

118 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarden considers the task of catching his lover with another man a mere diversion compared to his more serious spying activities
Passion play by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

84 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of love and loss, the hero Fabian roams America in his custom-built "VanHome", searching, judging, and testing--himself most of all. His livelihood is polo--not the millionaire's team sport, but the life-threatening duel of clashing horsemen. The VanHome serves as his refuge, transport, and stable for his two horses
Pinball by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

83 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, assisted by a once famous classical composer, investigates the identity of a fantastically popular but mysteriously incognito rock-and-roll star
The hermit of 69th Street : the working papers of Norbert Kosky by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Polish and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel fictionalizing the composition of a novel by burned-out writer Norbert Kosky. The fictional author Kosky is presented as a tantric Jew, macho enigma, and first-rate second-rate novelist--generally bearing an uncanny resemblance to the actual author, Kosinski. The resulting text is is pun-filled and accompanied by copious scholarly footnotes, demonostrating the author's obsession with the Holocaust, cabala, literary theory, and girlie magazines
Passing by : selected essays, 1962-1991 by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrouded in enigma. Kosinski prided himself on his ability to hide - physically - whenever he wanted. Certainly he managed to keep his own persona and even his life something of a mystery, but here he talks about himself, some of his obsessions, and his feelings about places from New York to Poland. The man who emerges has a passion for sport (polo and skiing), a quirky sense of fun ("Learning to Levitate"), strong opinions about various locales (the streets of New York
A fool and his money( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandra Bullock and Jonathan Penner star in this hilarious, sexy comedy. New York advertising executive, Morris Codman(Jonathan Penner), seems to have it all - lots of talent and a beautiful girlfriend, Debbie (Sandra Bullock). When he loses his job he decides to use his advertising expertise to create, package and market a shady product that will make him millions. Debbie tries to convince him that money isn't everything and that she loves him just the way he is. Morris' bizzare antics in promoting his product surprisingly lead to a fortune, but can love survive his quest for the almighty dollar?"
Łódź Ghetto by Jewish Heritage Project( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as the most authentic film about Jewish life within the Holocaust, this documentary uses the diaries of a single community to reveal the heroic struggle of 250,000 people trapped in the longest surviving Jewish community in Nazi Europe
The painted bird by Jerzy Kosinski( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II
Hippocrene insider's guide to Poland by Alexander Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo Sowjeticus : der Mensch unter Hammer und Sichel by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geverfde vogel by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het door de nazi's bezette, uitgehongerde Polen wordt een joodse weesjongen opgejaagd van gruwel naar gruwel
Tron : legacy by Jeff Bridges( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Flynn, the world's greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil
Uns gehört die Zukunft, Genossen : Gespräche mit russischen Menschen by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1964 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The painted bird
Being thereBeing thereStepsThe devil treeBlind dateCockpit : a novelPassion playPinball
Alternative Names

controlled identityNovak, Joseph, 1933-1991

Jerzy Kosinski écrivain américain d'origine polonaise

Jerzy Kosiński pisarz amerykański polskiego pochodzenia

Jerzy Kosinski Pools scenarioschrijver (1933-1991)

Jerzy Kosinski scrittore polacco

Jerzy Kosiński US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller polnischer Abstammung

Kazīnskī, Jerzī

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Kexinji, Jieji

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Lewinkopf, Jerzy

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Lewinkopf, Josek

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Novak J. 1933-1991

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Косински Е. 1933-1991

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Косинский Д. 1933-1991

Косинский Е. 1933-1991

Косиньский Е. 1933-1991

Левинкопф Е. Н. 1933-1991

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Јежи Косински

יז'י קושינסקי סופר אמריקאי-פולני-יהודי

נובק, יוסף

קושינסקי, יז׳י 1933־

קושינסקי, יז׳י, 1933-1991־

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जर्ज़ी कोसिन्स्की

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져지 코신스키 1933-1991

코진스키, 저지 1933-1991

コシンスキ, イェジー

コジンスキー, イエージー

コジンスキー, イエールジ

コジンスキー, ジャージ