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Kosinski, Jerzy 1933-1991

Works: 309 works in 1,577 publications in 13 languages and 32,538 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical fiction  Personal narratives  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, vac, Performer, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Recipient, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Costume designer, Correspondent, Dubious author
Classifications: PS3561.O8, 813.54
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Publications about Jerzy Kosinski
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Publications by Jerzy Kosinski, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Jerzy Kosinski
The painted bird by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
131 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,631 libraries worldwide
"A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wanders alone from one village to another in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe."
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
116 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,915 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
Steps by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
66 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,990 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 )
46 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 1,662 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
Being there by Jerzy Kosinski( visu )
31 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,656 libraries worldwide
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Blind date by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
51 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,626 libraries worldwide
George Levanter, victim, avenger and voyeur, has a series of "blind dates" with violence and debasement
Cockpit : a novel by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
95 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 11 languages and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
Een geheim agent slaagt er in te overleven door zich een meester te tonen in het uitbuiten en manipuleren van mensen en systemen, waarbij gebruik van geweld, verkrachting en sadisme hem niet vreemd is
Passion play by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
40 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,412 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 )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 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 )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 1,038 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
The future is ours, comrade : conversations with the Russians by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
21 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Passing by : selected essays, 1962-1991 by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 547 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 297 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?"
Reds by Warren Beatty( visu )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Reds is the story of the love affair of John Reed and Louise Bryant in a war-torn world and how the Russian Revolution shook their lives. John Reed was an American Communist, journalist, and activist who was buried next to the Kremlin wall. Louise Bryant was a writer and feminist
Łódź Ghetto ( visu )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Regarded as the most authentic film about the 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
No third path by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
De geverfde vogel by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
20 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 155 libraries worldwide
In het door de nazi's bezette, uitgehongerde Polen wordt een joodse weesjongen opgejaagd van gruwel naar gruwel
The painted bird by Jerzy Kosinski( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II
Malowany ptak by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Polish and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wanders alone from one village to another in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe
L'oiseau bariole by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
39 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Le héros de ce roman brutal est un enfant qui fuit à travers l'Europe orientale déchirée par la guerre de 1939-1945. Même si l'auteur a pris soin de situer son ouvrage "dans un domaine mythique, dans le présent fictif hors du temps, libéré des contraintes de la géographie ou de l'histoire", une vive polémique a suivi la publication, essentiellement en Europe de l'Est (cf. le solide avant-propos, p. 5-28, écrit par Kosinski en 1976, dix ans après le livre). [SDM]
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Alternative Names
Kosiński, Jerzy
Kosiński, Jerzy 1933-1991
Kosiński, Jerzy N.
Kosiński, Jerzy N. 1933-..
Kosinski, Jerzy N. 1933-1991
Kosiński, Jerzy Nikodem.
Kosinski, Jerzy Nikodem 1933-
Kosinski, Jerzy Nikodem 1933-1991
Kosinski, Joseph 1933-
Kosinsky, Jerzy
Kosinsky Jerzy 1933-1991
Kozinski, Jerzy 1933-1991
Lewinkopf, Jerzy Nikodem
Lewinkopf, Jerzy Nikodem 1933-1991
Lewinkopf, Josek
Novak, Joseph.
Novak Joseph 1933-1991
Novak, Joseph, pseud.
Косински, Ежи 1933-1991
נובק, יוסף
קושינסקי, יז׳י 1933־
コシンスキ, イェジー
コジンスキー, イエールジ
コジンスキー, ジャージ
English (666)
Polish (50)
French (48)
Dutch (25)
German (20)
Spanish (11)
Danish (4)
Croatian (3)
Swedish (3)
Portuguese (1)
Catalan (1)
Hebrew (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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