CHANCE (DESDE EL JARDÍN) by Jerzy Kosinski and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now Seller: ARREBATO LIBROS. Primer libro que leo de Jerzy Kosiński, y qué gran sorpresa. . “Chance debía trabajar en el jardín, donde cuidaría de las plantas y el césped y los .. pasan años de su vida en un mismo sitio y conocen el mundo desde perspectivas distintas. Libros de Segunda Mano – Literatura Infantil y Juvenil – Novela: Desde el jardín jerzy kosinski. Compra, venta y subastas de Novela en todocoleccion.

Author: Daibar Grotaxe
Country: Ethiopia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 3 July 2006
Pages: 422
PDF File Size: 5.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.6 Mb
ISBN: 780-2-39164-718-9
Downloads: 26139
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faujin

Chance is uneducated, he cannot read or write, and he has never been outside the garden. It’s short but loaded and discussions can wear off in so many different directions!

The protagonist wasn’t portrayed by hoffman!

Being There

Views Read Edit View history. Learn more — opens in a new window or tab. View all 19 comments.

Inhe became an American citizen. By way of example: Chauncey Gardiner is born and raised in a house that he never leaves. Kosinski left his native Poland for his adopted American homeland in the s. A series of improbable events propel Chance into the upper ksinski of American society.

Kosinski’s wit is precise and pointed. To ask other readers questions about Being Thereplease sign up. It’s a lasting pain impossible to ignore. At a scant pages, this is a small book with enormous implications.


A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara. Morph rated it it was jardim. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all be well. I’d never read any Kosinski before and only bought this book as I’m a fan of Dustin Hoffman. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In other projects Jerzyy Commons.

In reality he has no idea what is going on and is simply repeating platidudes learned from TV or is talking lobro the only subject he knows, gardening. How he got this name; what Kosinski means by choosing it; and, how it morphs into Chauncy are major tent poles holding up this plot. Perhaps you are familiar with the film based on the novel; if you are unfamiliar with the short novel itself, here’s your chance to experience a truly insightful and compelling work of literature through the voice of an outstanding actor.

He tries to imitate the behavior of the people he has seen on the screen. He watches television obsessively. Chance’s brevity mimics the sound bites we hear on TV. And to him, the viewers existed only as projections of this own thought, as images.

He sketches out a preposterous situation. Kosinski writes in a dry, unadorned way that lets the humour come out naturally. Trivia About Being There.



At a certain point, everything Chance does or says is golden. Aug 26, Nathan “N. 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. His sole view of the world is from watching the TV in his room. He taught a seminar on Camus and Sartre. His lack of jwrzy is mistaken for tranquility.

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

He speaks like them, moves as they do, imitates their facial desds. Kosinski confronts us with our assumptions about celebrity. I saw the film last night, the one staring Peter Sellars. He also received grants from the Guggenheim Fellowship in and the Ford Foundation in This item will be posted through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

Dec 30, Mohsen. I read Being There in my infancy, prior most likely to my familiarity with Herr Heidegger.