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by James Park Sloan
And yet the truth about Jerzy Kosinski, as set forth in this new biography by James Park Sloan, may be even . Sloan ascribes it to disliked conformity, he says-but in reality his anticommunism seems to have been principled enough.
And yet the truth about Jerzy Kosinski, as set forth in this new biography by James Park Sloan, may be even more fascinating. For though he disclaimed the role of spokesman for his generation, he was representative of it in many ways. Seeing that human values would never be restored to Poland as long as the Communists were in power, Kosinski left the country for the United States in 1959. He did not return for nearly twenty years.
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.
Long before writing it he regaled friends and dinner parties with macabre tales of a childhood spent in hiding among the Polish peasantry.
Jerzy Kosinski: a biography. Fewer than five years after Kosinski's suicide, Sloan's compelling and definitive biography justifies its subject and resolves the paradoxes of a haunted, self-promoting, but powerful storyteller (The.
James Park Sloan, Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography, Dutton, United States, 1996, p. 234). Attempt to dilute German guilt
James Park Sloan, Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography, Dutton, United States, 1996, p. Attempt to dilute German guilt. Glos Nauczycielski, the weekly publication of the teaching profession, took the same line, accusing The Painted Bird of an attempt "to dilute the German guilt for the crime of genocide by including the supposed guilt of all other Europeans and particularly those from Eastern Europe. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1996. B&W Illustrations Biography of a famous and controversial author, whose novels included The Painted Bird and Being There ISBN: 0525937846 (Kosinski, Jerzy, Authors, Biography). Even as his star was ascending, however, Kosinski was all but finished as a writer
Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography. Since his suicide in 1991, the literary reputation of Jerzy Kosinski has continued to sink. Even as his star was ascending, however, Kosinski was all but finished as a writer. His last six books became progressively more trivial, self- absorbed, and unreadable; and there drew closer the day of his exposure as a literary fraud.
And yet the truth about Jerzy Kosinski, as set forth in this new biography by James Park Sloan, may be even .
Jerzy Kosinski: A Biography by James Park Sloan. When doubts emerged about the veracity of the book’s autobiographical elements and it became clear to most people that Kosinski’s book was a special form of fiction, quite a few of his readers and critics were shocked again, although for a different reason. Now, as Sloan shows, they felt bewildered and betrayed by an author whom they soon came to consider the ultimate literary trickster. According to James Sloan, however, the roots for Kosinski’s lifelong desire to surprise and startle, to trick other people, lay deep in his past.