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The Resource Jerzy, Jerome Charyn, (electronic resource)

Jerzy, Jerome Charyn, (electronic resource)

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Jerzy
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Jerzy
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Jerome Charyn
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eng
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"A moving attempt to trace the connections between Kosinski's wartime struggles and postwar fictions." — New Yorker " Jerzy is a novel with a light touch that's still capable of lifting heavy subjects. Charyn knows what he wants to do and knows how to do it. . . . [He] show[s] that all forms of power are pretty much alike, or at least connected—Hollywood, Capitol Hill, Kensington Palace, the Kremlin. Because Kosinski is a figure who proves (if we still need to learn it) that the craziness of American life may have more in common with the craziness of Russia and Europe than we like to think." — New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) Jerzy Kosinski was a great enigma of post-World War II literature. When he exploded onto the American literary scene in 1965 with his best-selling novel The Painted Bird , he was revered as a Holocaust survivor and refugee from the world hidden behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. He won major literary awards, befriended actor Peter Sellers (who appeared in the screen adaptation of his novel Being There ), and was a guest on talk shows and at the Oscars. But soon the facade began to crack, and behind the public persona emerged a ruthless social climber, sexual libertine, and pathological liar who may have plagiarized his greatest works. Jerome Charyn lends his unmistakable style to this most American story of personal disintegration, told through the voices of multiple narrators—a homicidal actor, a dominatrix, and Joseph Stalin's daughter—who each provide insights into the shifting facets of Kosinski's personality. The story unfolds like a Russian nesting doll, eventually revealing the lost child beneath layers of trauma, while touching on the nature of authenticity, the atrocities of WWII, the allure of sadomasochism, and the fickleness of celebrity. Jerome Charyn is the author of, most recently, A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century , Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories , I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War , and The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel
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  • Fiction
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Jerzy, Jerome Charyn, (electronic resource)
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9781942658153
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C750A62F-1DBF-4D91-8761-BFCC8B13BF50
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Label
Jerzy, Jerome Charyn, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781942658153
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
C750A62F-1DBF-4D91-8761-BFCC8B13BF50
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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