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The Resource Jerzy : a novel, Jerome Charyn

Jerzy : a novel, Jerome Charyn

Label
Jerzy : a novel
Title
Jerzy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Charyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."-- Page [4] of cover
Summary
In a novel told through multiple narrators--including a homicidal actor, a dominatrix and Joseph Stalin|s daughter--the author traces the rise and fall of Jerzy Kosinski, a great enigma of post-WWII literature who, after winning major literary awards, is exposed as a ruthless social climber, sexual libertine and chronic liar who may have plagiarized his own works
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10561656
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charyn, Jerome
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Jerzy : a novel, Jerome Charyn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945948920
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781942658146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948920
Label
Jerzy : a novel, Jerome Charyn
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945948920
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781942658146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948920

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