The painted bird

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Houghton Mifflin,
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2d ed. with a new introd. by the author.
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Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication.
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Grouped Work ID 59baec61-4b09-7544-8ac2-bdcf9eb23a80
Grouping Title painted bird
Grouping Author kosinski jerzy n
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author Kosinski, Jerzy N., 1933-
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display_description "A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wanders alone from one village to another in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe."
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itype_aacpl Adult General Fiction
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lexile_score 980
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literary_form_full Fiction
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primary_isbn 9780395242919
publishDate 1976
record_details ils:a57720|Book|Books|2d ed. with a new introd. by the author.|English|Houghton Mifflin,|1976.|xxvi, 234 p. ; 22 cm.
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subject_facet Abandoned children -- Europe, Eastern -- Fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Fiction, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe, Eastern -- Fiction
title_display The painted bird
title_full The painted bird / Jerzy Kosinski
title_short The painted bird
topic_facet Abandoned children, History, World War, 1939-1945