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The Resource The painted bird, Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author

The painted bird, Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author

Label
The painted bird
Title
The painted bird
Statement of responsibility
Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 12, 2016)
Summary
When the war separates a youth from his parents, he begins a terrible odyssey of suffering as he wanders from village to village.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038792
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kosinski, Jerzy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poland
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Abandoned children
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Occupation of Poland
  • World War
  • Abandoned children
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Label
The painted bird, Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
""Grove Press paperback edition"--Title page verso
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
ocm32548195
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780802134226
Lccn
95019520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32548195
Label
The painted bird, Jerzy Kosinski ; with an introduction by the author
Publication
Copyright
Note
""Grove Press paperback edition"--Title page verso
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
ocm32548195
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780802134226
Lccn
95019520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32548195

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