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The Painted Bird - (Kosinski, Jerzy) 2nd Edition by Jerzy Kosinski (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Jerzy Kosinski's mythic, master-work of a shattered post-War Europe.
  • Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
  • 234 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Kosinski, Jerzy

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About the Book



A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, this classic novel, originally published in 1965, is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of this century.



Book Synopsis



Jerzy Kosinski's mythic, master-work of a shattered post-War Europe.

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.



Review Quotes





"One of the best. . . . Written with deep sincerity and sensitivity."--Elie Wiesel, The New York Times Book Review

"A powerful blow on the mind because it is so carefully kept within the margins of probability and fact."--Arthur Miller

"Of all the remarkable fiction that emerged from World War II, nothing stands higher than Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird. A magnificent work of art, and a celebration of the individual will. No one who reads it will be unmoved by it. The Painted Bird enriches our literature and our lives."--Jonathan Yardley, The Miami Herald

"Extraordinary . . . literally staggering . . . one of the most powerful books I have ever read."--Richard Kluger, Harper's Magazine

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Kosinski, Jerzy
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 1995
TCIN: 11692981
UPC: 9780802134226
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9568
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.8 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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