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The Resource Jerzy Kosinski : a biography, James Park Sloan

Jerzy Kosinski : a biography, James Park Sloan

Label
Jerzy Kosinski : a biography
Title
Jerzy Kosinski
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
James Park Sloan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • He was hailed as one of the world's great writers and intellectuals, with novels like The Painted Bird and Being There. He was acclaimed as a heroic survivor and witness of the Holocaust. He won high literary awards, made the bestseller lists, taught and lectured in prestigious universities, was feted in high society, and became an intimate of the rich and famous in a jet set world of glitter and glamour. Then, in an expose that sent shock waves throughout the intellectual community, he was denounced as a C.I.A. tool, a supreme con man, and a literary fraud, igniting a firestorm of controversy that consumed his reputation and culminated in his headline-making suicide. Now this compelling biography cuts to the complex heart of the truth about the man and the myth that was Jerzy Kosinski. In so doing, it unfolds a story of reality and deception as fascinating, as moving, as painfully honest, and as revelatory as the most gripping of novels
  • With research that extends from the Poland of Kosinski's birth and early life to scrupulous examinations of every allegation against Kosinski throughout his career, James Park Sloan, who knew Kosinski for twenty years before his death, leaves no stone unturned and no mask intact. The facts of Kosinski's horrific childhood Holocaust experiences are sorted out from the fictions of The Painted Bird
  • Sloan traces Kosinski's years as an emigre student at Columbia; his marriage to an alcoholic American millionairess; his first literary mark with anti-Communist writings; his award-winning novels and the controversy surrounding their authorship; his triumphant climb to success on an increasingly shaky stairway of half-truths; his compulsive sexual adventuring in New York's erotic underground; his relationship with such figures as Norman Mailer, Roman Polanski, Henry Kissinger, and others in the political and cultural limelight; and the Gotterdammerung of his life and reputation when an article in the Village Voice cast all he had done in doubt despite his denials and his circle's support
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sloan, James Park
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3561.O8
LC item number
Z875 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Kosinski, Jerzy N
  • Kosinski, Jerzy N
  • Novelists, American
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Polish Americans
  • Jews
  • Novelists, American
  • Polish Americans
  • Poland
  • United States
  • Biografie
Label
Jerzy Kosinski : a biography, James Park Sloan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moses' son -- Aspirant -- Getting there -- Breakthrough -- Being there -- Passion Play -- Sacred armor
Control code
ocm32892433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
505 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525937845
Lccn
95034848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32892433
  • (OCoLC)32892433
Label
Jerzy Kosinski : a biography, James Park Sloan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moses' son -- Aspirant -- Getting there -- Breakthrough -- Being there -- Passion Play -- Sacred armor
Control code
ocm32892433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
505 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525937845
Lccn
95034848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32892433
  • (OCoLC)32892433

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