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Through Kosinski's lenses : identity, sex, and violence

Author: Mary Lazar
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2007.
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"Through Kosinski's Lenses: Identity, Sex, and Violence is a critical examination of the literary work of Jerzy Kosinski (1933-1991). Once a source of international controversy, Kosinski now deserves to be studied for his artistic products, not his biography. Kosinski's work explores a world in flux and defies theoretical labels. His books offer an intelligent yet veiled examination of moral, political, and economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lazar, Mary.
Through Kosinski's lenses.
Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2007
(OCoLC)607869715
Online version:
Lazar, Mary.
Through Kosinski's lenses.
Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2007
(OCoLC)607890807
Named Person: Jerzy Kosinski; Jerzy Kosinski; Jerzy Kosinski; Jerzy Kosinski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lazar
ISBN: 0761835598 9780761835592
OCLC Number: 75183299
Description: xiv, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 Jerzy Kosinski the Man, the Writer, and the Polish Jew Chapter 3 Identity, Sex, and Violence Chapter 4 The Early Period (1965-1971) Chapter 5 The Middle Period (1971-1977) Chapter 6 The Late Period (1977-1991) Part 7 Epilogue Part 8 Endnotes Part 9 References Part 10 Index
Responsibility: Mary Lazar.

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"Through Kosinski's Lenses: Identity, Sex, and Violence is a critical examination of the literary work of Jerzy Kosinski (1933-1991). Once a source of international controversy, Kosinski now deserves to be studied for his artistic products, not his biography. Kosinski's work explores a world in flux and defies theoretical labels. His books offer an intelligent yet veiled examination of moral, political, and economic systems via stories than remain popular, intriguing, and disturbing. This analysis focuses on three of Kosinski's thematic lenses: identity, sex, and violence. Also featured are materials from the author's interviews with noted Kosinski scholars and friends - most importantly, with his widow, Mrs. Katherina von Fraunhofer-Kosinski."--Jacket.

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Digging deep into Kosinski's works, Lazar is thorough in her examination, looking at Kosinski as both a Polish Jew and an American novelist. Her book is great for those who are well read, but it Read more...

 
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