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Oral Pleasure: Kosinski As Storyteller
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date December 4, 2012
Pages 409
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802120335
ISBN-10 0802120334
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $27.50
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Oral Pleasure: Kosinski as Storyteller is a collection of interviews, lectures, and transcriptions of media appearances from the legendary literary figure, Jerzy Kosinski. Compiled by his late widow, Kiki, most of the pieces here are published for the first time.

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 Bird—suspicion that shadowed his career. Oral Pleasure reveals Kosinski as a truly genuine, gifted man of letters.

The material covers different aspects of Kosinski’s 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 Kosinski’s renowned work, portraying a brilliant storyteller behind the public figure.


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About: Oral Pleasure: Kosinski as Storyteller is a collection of interviews, lectures, and transcriptions of media appearances from the legendary literary figure, Jerzy Kosinski.

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