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Jerzy Kosiński
Birth date: June 14, 1933
Died: May 03, 1991
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Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 4 years ago
On my periodic exploration of the classics, I chose Being There on a whim. Not knowing what to expect I was a happily surprised by this lovely, elegantly written short story about a man who was everything to all people without being anything at all. At least that's what I got from it. I felt Being T...
travelin rated it 7 years ago
Then again, is this not just a long version of the propinquity effect, as described, it's said, in a short story about Doby Gillis? Aren't social networks a pale, frustrating and addictive replacement for simply being there?
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Opening: In the first weeks of World War II, in the fall of 1939, a six-year-old boy from a large city in Eastern Europe was sent by his parents, like thousands of other children, to the shelter of a distant village. A man traveling eastward agreed for a substantial payment to find temporary foster ...
11811 rated it 7 years ago
Is this worthy of five stars? Yes. Will I concur with that rating? No.This is a five star book I refuse to ever speak of again. It ripped my soul and I choose not to revisit that exquisite experience - ever.Damage yourself at your own risk.
Books as Furniture
Books as Furniture rated it 8 years ago
Well-crafted and highly readable. Thought-provoking and insightful. Better than TV.
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