Being There
Jerzy Kosiński
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Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AMBy Jerzy Kosiński

Being There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon Truly a man without qualities, Chance s straightforward resBeing There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon Truly a man without qualities, Chance s straightforward responses to popular concerns are heralded as visionary But though everyone is quoting him, no one is sure what he s really saying And filling in the blanks in his background proves impossible Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, trenchant now than ever.
  • Title: Being There
  • Author: Jerzy Kosiński
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback

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Glenn Russell Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
If you listen to audio books you will enjoy this classic performance by Dustin Hoffman 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 And from what author Jersy Koskinski writes in the first few pages, a reasonable take on the back story goes like this main character Chance s mother died in childbirth, probab [...]
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Ahmad Sharabiani Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Being There, Jerzy Kosi ski 2014 1393 136 9786005941524 20 1979 .
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Glenn Sumi Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Kosinski s 1970 satire about a simple gardener who rises to become an influential political pundit, commentator and presidential advisor is considered a classic, and rightly so.It s especially relevant today, when the level of nonsensical wankery by our leaders or so called celebrities has reached an art form Chance Chauncey s wisdom he dispenses from his knowledge of gardening or his constant watching of TV is consistently amusing as are the reactions of the people around him Kosinski writes in [...]
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MJ Nicholls Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Peter Sellers s last and best performance was in Being There directed by Hal Ashby with Kosi ski s screenplay one of my favourite American tragicomedies The original novella compresses the meat of the movie into straightforward and simple chapters, mimicking the simple mind of Chance, the anonymous simpleton whose plain talking homilies propel him into the top of American life within four days The film brings the character of Chance into being through Peter Sellers, who expands upon the simple p [...]
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FrancoSantos Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Primer libro que leo de Jerzy Kosi ski, y qu gran sorpresa Chance Gardiner, jardinero e inadaptado social, es hallado por una sucesi n de hechos completamente sat rica y delirante en una trama que lo va llevando progresivamente hacia las m s altas esferas de la sociedad, todo eso sin siquiera saber leer y escribir Nadie sabe qui n es y todos encuentran sabidur a en sus muy escuetas palabras, aunque Chance apenas entienda lo que le dicen Divertido, bien escrito y mordaz A pesar de su brevedad, De [...]
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TK421 Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
At a scant 128 pages, this is a small book with enormous implications Although written in the seventies with a movie starring Peter Sellers in the eighties , the storyline is very prescient today Before reading this slim novel, think about the myriad of ways people continue to infer incorrectly important issues, or how they get their information pertaining an issue A slender gem that needs to be read by all VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Ray Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Chance is a gardener in the house of the Old Man , a job that he has had for as long as he can remember Chance is uneducated, he cannot read or write, and he has never been outside the garden He watches television obsessively.Then the old man dies His executors close up the old man s estate and send Chance out into the world He is wholly unprepared A series of improbable events propel Chance into the upper echelons of American society He meets business leaders, the President, foreign ambassadors [...]
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Gerald Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Kosinski was one of my instructors in college He taught a seminar on Camus and Sartre.I remember he said, The only moment of true freedom I ever experience was on airplane suspended between the two collectives The movie version was excellent but with much of the thematic weight of the book missing And it s not that the book is too voluminous That part is just unfilmable.
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Teresa Proença Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Adoro Jerzy Kosinski Tudo o que este homem escreveu Magn fico Inteligente Ousado Pol mico Absorvente Emocionante Dram tico Divertido Louco Demon aco e tudo o mais que seja Bom poss vel que um pobre tipo, ing nuo, analfabeto e que, sem fazer o m nimo de esfor o, consiga alcan ar as maiores honras e um lugar de topo na sociedade Kosinski diz que sim e eu acredito nele Um fato de bom pano e corte, uma conversa de leitura amb gua e prop cia a ser interpretada conforme as conveni ncias do interlocuto [...]
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Maciek Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Very different from other novels by Kosinski After the death of his employer, Chance, the gardener, is forced to leave the mansion where he lived all his life and he has never left it before Unaccustomed to the booming City and lively street, he is jostled by a car The woman travelling in the car offer to take him into her house, so her doctor can take care of him While Chance gets back to health, both the woman and her husband start discovering extraordinary qualities that he posesses.Very shor [...]
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
I read Being There in my infancy, prior most likely to my familiarity with Herr Heidegger.I saw the film last night, the one staring Peter Sellars view spoiler Chance is not Jesus hide spoiler no matter what Melvyn Douglas s granddaughter on the dvd extras has to say It is indeed possible to entirely, and at an angle of 180 , misinterpret a piece of literature Sometimes one needn t pay attention because one always already knows what They say and so does one.
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Paul Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
I d never read any Kosinski before and only bought this book as I m a fan of Dustin Hoffman As you d expect from such an accomplished actor, Hoffman s narration is superb I d have him read all my books to me if I could What came as a pleasant surprise, though, was that the story was as good as the performance It s a really touching, funny story and my only complaint would be that there wasn t enough of it It could have been twice as long and I still wouldn t have wanted it to end I would definit [...]
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Ms.pegasus Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
A somber message underlies Kosinsky s playful, deceptively simple fable He sketches out a preposterous situation The main character has spent his entire life confined to his room in a mansion and its walled garden He was born there His sole occupation is tending the garden His sole view of the world is from watching the TV in his room That complacent existence is disrupted when the recluse who dwells in the mansion dies.Although Kosinski tells this story with a third person voice, the point of v [...]
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A.J. Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
You can Google this book and come up with numerous learned and not so learned papers discussing it, and this might lead you to think it significant You might be swayed by people who call it a postmodern masterpiece or an existential gem, or by the fact that it was made into a film But look at Kosinski s prose this particular emperor is stark naked In short, this novel has a good premise and is full of good ideas, amateur in their execution.A back of the book puff piece in my copy cites a critic [...]
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Jim Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
It s interesting that I ve picked up and read this story right now in view of McCain s selection of Palin, a virtual unknown, and her rapid escallation to the front page of the country s newspapers That s almost exactly what occurred to Chance, the name of a man who had served without pay as a wealthy man s gardener until he suddenly found himself without a job or a family when the man died While roaming the streets deciding what to next, a chauffeur backing into a parking place, pinned his leg [...]
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Mary Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
I am still in the process of adding books from years ago and came across Being There I am not sure how this would read today but on it s release it was a favorite and then a movie version I remember enjoying this very much and to this day those of us of a certain age can use Chauncy Gardner as an adjective and still get a chuckle The media and government were dimly viewed in that era and so much of fiction at that time reflected an almost cynical society This was when Vidal, Irving, Roth, Heller [...]
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Jim Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
If you haven t read this short little gem, read it now, then go to some sort of republocrat conservative teaparty party and try some of Chance s minimalist conversation techniques While people are discussing debt ceilings and budget re toolings, respond with things like Tilling has its place, but I ve always believed in allowing the subsoil to settle I m sure you ll be invited to visit various yachts and private estates, as well as being introduced to their unmarried sons and daughters
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Lukasz Pruski Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
I saw Hal Ashby s movie Being There about 20 years ago and I still remember the huge impression it made on me Peter Sellers was magnificent as Chance the gardener I have just finished reading Jerzy Kosinski s book, on which the movie is based, and I find the book much weaker than the movie.Kosinski s short novella is a one gimmick book a simple gardener who has never been outside of his employer s residence, who knows first hand only about gardening, who learns about people and the world from TV [...]
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Yani Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
Otro libro curioso que se suma a la lista de rarezas que estoy leyendo en estos d as Me record mucho aNovecento,de Alessandro Baricco, porque sus personajes tienen algo en com n pasan a os de su vida en un mismo sitio y conocen el mundo desde perspectivas distintas Me gust mucho y es un 4.5.Chance, el protagonista en cuesti n, vive en una casa cuyo due o es un personaje que se llama simplemente Anciano y uno puede intuir la relaci n entre ellos Lo importante, en realidad, es que Chance nunca sal [...]
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Evan Apr 05, 2020 - 06:54 AM
So, there was a German film in the mid 1970s, a Werner Herzog directed movie of cult status titled, The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, based supposedly on a true incident from hundreds of years ago in which a man, a kind of idiot, suddenly appeared in a town and his origins remained a mystery In the film, Hauser is shown to be raised in a dark, prison like condition, cut off completely from the ways of the world and socialization Raised like some factory farm animal Then one day his caretaker dies an [...]
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Being There By Jerzy Kosiński Being There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon Truly a man without qualities, Chance s straightforward resBeing There is one of the most popular and significant works from a writer of international stature It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy adviser, and a media icon Truly a man without qualities, Chance s straightforward responses to popular concerns are heralded as visionary But though everyone is quoting him, no one is sure what he s really saying And filling in the blanks in his background proves impossible Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, trenchant now than ever.

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