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Being there

Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1972, ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire, American
American fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kosinski, Jerzy, 1933-1991.
Being there.
New York : Bantam, 1972, ©1970
(OCoLC)894751646
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0151117004 9780151117000
OCLC Number: 1962500
Target Audience: RL 6.; IL 8+
Description: 118 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Jerzy Kozinski.

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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.

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