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The painted bird

Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1995. ©1965
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
History
War fiction
War stories
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 080213422X 9780802134226 0395242916 9780395242919 0613180755 9780613180757 9781439559147 1439559147
OCLC Number: 32548195
Notes: ""Grove Press paperback edition"--Title page verso.
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: xxvi, 234 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author.

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A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, this classic novel, originally published in 1965, is a dark masterpiece that examines the  Read more...

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