These texts bring sharper focus to the themes in his works, making this strikingly erratic individual more accessible. They provide an uncensored portrait of the writer plagued by scandal, whose authenticity was challenged by fierce accusations of plagiarism regarding his seminal novel, The Painted BirdÂsuspicion that shadowed his career. Oral Pleasure reveals Kosinski as a truly genuine, gifted man of letters.
The material covers different aspects of Kosinskiâs eventful life, from his thoughts on Poland and the Holocaust to his experiences with acting and television. He expounds on the difficulties of writing under a totalitarian government and the importance of freedom of speech. He discusses the fine line between fiction and autobiography, the prominent role sex played in his writing and life, the philosophical importance of violence in his novels, and his controversial statements on Jewish identity.
This collection offers new insight into Kosinskiâs renowned work, portraying a brilliant storyteller behind the public figure.
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