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Being There By Jerzy Kosiński Jerzy Kosinski s clever parable of a naive man thrust into the modern world is pointed now than ever Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman Rain Man, The Graduate , perhaps best known for his portrayals of vulnerable characters and antiheroes, gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture.Chance, the enigJerzy Kosinski s clever parable of a naive man thrust into the modern world is pointed now than ever Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman Rain Man, The Graduate , perhaps best known for his portrayals of vulnerable characters and antiheroes, gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture.Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate His garden variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon due to his unknown background and vague, yet appealing, conversational nature Being There was adapted into an Academy Award winning film, starring Peter Sellers as Chance, in 1979.
Kosi ski was born Josef Lewinkopf to Jewish parents in d , Poland As a child during World War II, he lived in central Poland under a false identity his father gave him to use, Jerzy Kosi ski A Roman Catholic priest issued him a forged baptismal certificate The Kosi ski family survived the Holocaust thanks to local villagers, who offered assistance to Jewish Poles often at great personal risk the penalty for assisting Jews in Nazi occupied Poland was death Kosi ski s father received help not only from Polish town leaders and churchmen, but also from individuals such as Marianna Pasiowa, a member of the Polish underground network helping Jews to evade capture The family lived openly in D browa Rzeczycka near Stalowa Wola, and attended church in nearby Wola Rzeczycka, obtaining support from villagers in K pa Rzeczycka They were sheltered temporarily by a Catholic family in Rzeczyca Okr g a The young Jerzy even served as an altar boy in a local church.After World War II, Kosi ski remained with his parents in Poland, moved to Jelenia G ra, and earned degrees in history and political science at the University of d He worked as an assistant in Institute of History and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences In 1957, he emigrated to the United States, creating a fake foundation which supposedly sponsored him he later claimed that the letters from eminent Polish communist authorities guaranteeing his loyal return, which were needed for anyone leaving the communist country at that time, had all been forged by him.After taking odd jobs to get by, such as driving a truck, Kosi ski graduated from Columbia University In 1965, he became an American citizen He received grants from Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967, Ford Foundation in 1968, and the American Academy in 1970, which allowed him to write a political non fiction book, opening new doors of opportunity In the States he became a lecturer at Yale, Princeton, Davenport University, and Wesleyan.In 1962 Kosi ski married Mary Hayward Weir who was 10 years his senior They were divorced in 1966 Weir died in 1968 from brain cancer Kosi ski was left nothing in her will He later fictionalized this marriage in his novel Blind Date speaking of Weir under pseudonym Mary Jane Kirkland Kosi ski went on to marry Katherina Kiki von Fraunhofer, a marketing consultant and descendant of Bavarian aristocracy They met in 1968.DeathKosi ski suffered from multiple illnesses at the end of his life, and was under attack from journalists who alleged he was a plagiarist By the time he reached his late 50s, Kosi ski was suffering from an irregular heartbeat as well as severe physical and nervous exhaustion Kosi ski committed suicide on May 3, 1991, by taking a fatal dose of barbiturates His parting suicide note read I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual Call it Eternity.
Being There By Jerzy Kosiński
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