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He meets business leaders, the President, foreign ambassadors and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

The maid put down the receiver, saying that she had just called the doctor, and he would come right away. Well, we can consult the files and papers and documents to answer these questions and judge you accordingly. It added significantly to my enjoyment.

I would d I’d never read any Kosinski before and only bought this book as I’m a fan of Dustin Hoffman. Betsy Starks Dustin Hoffman is the reader on the audible edition. A modern classic now available from Grove Press, Being There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Chance trying to adapt to this larger world by applying what he has learned through his television education; and, 2.

It is a very short book pages, paperback yet a better writer would have created a richer literary structure, one with more depth. Now a man of such importance and potential kosinsji power requires the American and Soviet governments to run a thorough background check. Priority Desde el jardin jerzy kosinski from England, United Kingdom. After the death of his employer, Chance, the gardener, is forced to leave the mansion where he lived all his life – and he has never left it before.

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A series of improbable events propel Chance into the upper echelons of American society. Kosinski’s wit is precise and pointed.

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

Very different from other novels by Kosinski. That part is just unfilmable. Very short and entertaining, gives an interesting insight into how much the beauty depends on the eye of the beholder.

He would never know how real they were, since he had never met them and did not know what they thought.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kosinski subtracts the explanatory substance and shows us how we are content with the empty shell of evocative metaphor.

View all 19 comments. On Writing Stephen King. That fact makes the various amorous adventures he gets into a little more believable. Here is a perceptive review by Roger Ebert. He jerrzy known for various novels, among them The Painted Bird and Being Desde el jardin jerzy kosinskiwhich was adapted as a film The novel was made into a movie directed by Hal Ashbyand starring Peter Sellerswho was nominated for an Academy Award for the jardni, and Melvyn Douglaswho won the award for Best Supporting Actor.

Being There

I’d never read any Kosinski before and only bought this book as I’m a fan of Dustin Hoffman. Who knows, maybe he is in line for candidacy for the role of President.


Animal Farm George Orwell. Kosinski’s satire about a simple deesde who rises to become an influential political pundit, commentator and presidential advisor is considered a classic, and rightly so.

His only contacts with humans are occasional encounters with a half-crazy maid, a crippled, senile old man confined in a room upstairs, and a television set. Although written in the jerz with a movie starring Peter Sellers in the eightiesthe storyline is very prescient today. The rich man has told him from the time that he could understand that he could have his room in the house and his meals in exchange for his work as a gardener.

Such is the power of projecting what one wants to see and hear onto a person who is a perfect tabula rasa, a blank slate.

Last year was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. How do gardening and politics work together to bring Chance to life? Truly “a man without qualities,” Chance’s straightforward responses to popular concerns are heralded as visionary. In one of Kosinski’s rare departures from the voice of his character, he presents an introspective Chance preparing for his first television appearance. He speaks like them, moves as they do, imitates their facial expressions.

View all 3 comments. They may be physically present, but they are mentally and emotionally absent. Back to home page. It’s short but loaded and discussions can wear off in so many different directions!

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