Being there by Jerzy N. Kosinski

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Published by Corgi in London .

Written in English

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  • Fiction in English.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace and World ; London : Bodley Head, 1970.

Book details

Statement(by) Jerzy Kosinski.
The Physical Object
Pagination(6),119p. ;
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15061306M
ISBN 100552113395

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Being There is a black American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Based on the novel of the same name by Jerzy Kosiński, it was adapted for the screen by Kosiński and the uncredited Robert C.

Jones. The film stars Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, and features Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, and Richard by: Johnny Mandel.

After the literal horror of The Painted Bird and the inchoate horror of Steps, this is a seriocomic cryptofable, a commentary on 'being there' or rather not being at all, in which passivity is perhaps a kindlier fate than participation.

The non-hero, non-entity is Chance who has spent many years walled off from the world gardening or watching television. When forced out, he permits himself to. May 25,  · On the day that Kasparov was defeated by Deep Blue, I found myself thinking of the film "Being There'' ().

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Chance was in the garden. He moved slowly, dragging the green hose from one path to the next, carefully watching the flow of the water. Very gently he let the stream touch every plant, every flower, every branch of the garden. Being There is a American comedy-drama film about a simple-minded gardener who has never left the estate of his guardian until the guardian dies.

Assumed by others to be a wealthy and wise genius, his origins remain a mystery, and his simple TV-informed utterances are taken by others for profundity.

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Though it's something of a one-trick pony and now widely acknowledged to have been plagiarized from a Polish novel of the 's, The Career of Nikodem Dyzma by Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz, there are still a couple of worthwhile messages in this slender fable. Chance the gardener has never left the grounds of the estate where he works.

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His last book ends with the death of Norbert Kosky, Kosinski's alter ego; Kosinski died shortly after the publication of the book in The literary period: Twentieth century—second part. The genre: Being There. Summary: Chance is an orphan who is adopted by the Old Man, and they live in a house with a garden, along with the maid.

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for no heroes; and until its ending, Being There has none either. Ashby confuses us further by using this surrealistic stroll to end the movie, because if any Biblical character is suggested in the book and movie it is certainly not Christ but the first gardener, Adam.

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But there’s something very honest and wise about his notion of creating a garden (aka society, and life in general) and loving it enough to watch it grow in the way it naturally Frank Calvillo.

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