Conversations with Jerzy Kosinski - Literary Conversations Series (Paperback)Tom Teicholz (editor)
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Like his readers, Kosinski's interviews were obsessed with the facts of his life. As a young boy he survived the Holocaust. He escaped Communist Poland. His life became the stuff of novels. He came to the United States with little money and no command of the English, but within a year he was a Ford Fellow at Columbia University and not long afterward was married to an American heiress and was living on Park Avenue. Yet Kosinski felt that his unique experiences, when transmuted to fiction, became a didactic lesson for others. ""A human being is loaded with the greatest power,"" he says in one interview, ""his imagination and the power to transcend his own conditions.""The interviews here are published chronologically without abridgement. The same questions recur and Kosinski's answers are filled with discrepancies and contradictions. ""A good interview,"" he once wrote, ""is like truth itself, the temporary resolution of various contradictions."" These compelling conversations recapture part of Jerzy Kposinski, who took his own life on May 3, 1991.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
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