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Jerzy Kosinski The Hermit Of 69th Street Stated First 1988 Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket.

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Offered here is a hardcover book by Jerzy Kosinski entitled, "The Hermit Of 69th Street, the working papers of Norbert Kosky." This is a stated first edition dated 1988, Seaver Books, Henry Holt And Company, NY. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition with 529 clean, numbered pages.

Kosiński was born Josef Lewinkopf to Jewish parents in Łódź, Poland. As a child during World War II, he lived in central Poland under a false identity his father gave him to use, Jerzy Kosiński. A Roman Catholic priest issued him a forged baptismal certificate. The Kosiński 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).

From N.Y. Times: 1988 Goodman: Jerzy Kosinski calls his new book The Hermit Of 69th Street, ''autofiction,'' which apparently signifies fiction with autobiographical overtones. He tells us in a preface that ''The Working Papers of Norbert Kosky,'' a Ruthenian-Jewish-American novelist, were found on a fishing junk called the Nostromo.

This Kosky, who classifies himself as ''a first-rate second-rate novelist,'' bears a certain resemblance to Mr. Kosinski. Both came to the United States from the ashes of the Holocaust. Both have written eight novels and one screenplay and appeared in a movie. Kosiński's novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, and have been translated into over 30 languages, with total sales estimated at 70 million in 1991.

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This was Kosinski's last book and true first edition, 'autofiction,' as he would call it. I have read a few of his books; his is definitely one-of-a-kind. Just let the pictures and our feed back be your guide and I feel sure you won't be disappointed. International prices are just estimated and will be adjusted.
Offered here is a hardcover book by Jerzy Kosinski entitled, "The Hermit Of 69th Street, the working papers of Norbert Kosky." This is a stated first edition dated 1988, Seaver Books, Henry Holt And Company, NY. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition with 529 clean, numbered pages.

Kosiński was born Josef Lewinkopf to Jewish parents in Łódź, Poland. As a child during World War II, he lived in central Poland under a false identity his father gave him to use, Jerzy Kosiński. A Roman Catholic priest issued him a forged baptismal certificate. The Kosiński 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).

From N.Y. Times: 1988 Goodman: Jerzy Kosinski calls his new book The Hermit Of 69th Street, ''autofiction,'' which apparently signifies fiction with autobiographical overtones. He tells us in a preface that ''The Working Papers of Norbert Kosky,'' a Ruthenian-Jewish-American novelist, were found on a fishing junk called the Nostromo.

This Kosky, who classifies himself as ''a first-rate second-rate novelist,'' bears a certain resemblance to Mr. Kosinski. Both came to the United States from the ashes of the Holocaust. Both have written eight novels and one screenplay and appeared in a movie. Kosiński's novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, and have been translated into over 30 languages, with total sales estimated at 70 million in 1991.

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This was Kosinski's last book and true first edition, 'autofiction,' as he would call it. I have read a few of his books; his is definitely one-of-a-kind. Just let the pictures and our feed back be your guide and I feel sure you won't be disappointed. International prices are just estimated and will be adjusted.

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  • Materials: Carboard, Paper, Ink
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