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Passing by : selected essays, 1962-1991

Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1992.
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Jerzy Kosinski's suicide in 1991 shocked the literary world. A Polish emigre who had survived unspeakable horrors as a child during World War II, Kosinski was a flamboyant figure whose death only added to the aura of mystery that surrounded him. Passing By is Kosinski's legacy, a collection of writings, never before published in book form, that answers many questions about Kosinski and his work - a revealing and
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Kosinski, Jerzy, 1933-1991.
Passing by.
New York : Random House, 1992
(OCoLC)645863741
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0679413898 9780679413899
OCLC Number: 25876969
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Aleksandr and André Wat --
Time to spare --
Death in Cannes --
On books --
To touch minds --
The reality behind words --
Where an author can be himself --
Our "predigested, prepackaged pop culture". a novelist's view --
To hold a pen --
A sense of place --
My twenty-minute performance --
On journalists : combining objective data with subjective attitudes --
On sculpture : sculptorids of Rhonda Roland Shearer --
Photography as art --
On film and literature --
How I learned to levitate in water --
Crans-Montana. the open resort --
Horses --
A passion for polo --
New York : the literary autofocus --
Key to New York --
Time machine --
Short takes : Manhattan ; A celebration of literacy and learning ; Gotham Book Mart ; New York is a city of port and sport ; Beach wear --
Being here --
Charisma camouflages mortality --
Solzhenitsyn : the disenchanted pilgrim --
A message to the chamber from Jerzy Kosinski --
A brave man, this Beatty. Brave as John Reed --
Egypt, polo and the perplexed I --
A plea to Khomeini from an author whose work also has offended --
Gog and Magog : on watching TV --
TV as baby-sitter --
Against book censorship --
Dead souls on campus --
The banned book as psychological drug. a parody? --
No religion is an island --
God & . --
Jews in the Soviet Union --
Hosanna to what? --
Restoring a Polish-Jewish soul --
Speaking form my self --
Afterword : The painted bird tenth anniversary edition (1976) --
Notes of the author on The painted bird --
Art of the self : essays à propos Steps --
Disguises --
On death.
Responsibility: Jerzy Kosinski.

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Jerzy Kosinski's suicide in 1991 shocked the literary world. A Polish emigre who had survived unspeakable horrors as a child during World War II, Kosinski was a flamboyant figure whose death only added to the aura of mystery that surrounded him. Passing By is Kosinski's legacy, a collection of writings, never before published in book form, that answers many questions about Kosinski and his work - a revealing and provocative self-portrait by an author whose life was.

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,

Present-day Poland, the Cannes film festival), an idiosyncratic range of acquaintances (meetings with such diverse people as Pope John Paul II, Solzhenitsyn, Warren Beatty, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Jacques Monod), and an abiding love of secrets, conundrums, and fantasies. But first and foremost - as he demonstrates in "The Real Author of Jerzy Kosinski's Books," and in major essays on his novels The Painted Bird and Steps - Kosinski is a powerful literary artist, a.

Man who will always be remembered for his electrifying works of fiction.

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