“You can compare him to Malaparte, Kafka, Goya, and who knows to whom, but he is definitely an original, authentic, unique voice . . . . He moves the borderline of writing to more remote, still invisible and untouchable poles . . . . Doing so, he enlarges the borderline of the bearable.”Washington Post
Selected Essays, 1962-1991
978-0-8021-3423-3 • $12.00 • Paperback • Sep. 1995
Jerzy Kosinski is one of the most important and original writers of our times. Passing By serves as his legacy, a collection of writings that answers many questions about his work and offers a revealing and provocative self-portrait by an author whose life was shrouded in enigma.
The man who emerges here has a passion for sport, a quirky sense of fun, an idiosyncratic range of acquaintances stretching from Pope John Paul II to Warren Beatty, and an abiding love of secrets, conundrums, and fantasies. But first and foremost, as he demonstrates in major essays on his novels The Painted Bird and Steps, Kosinski is a powerful, incomparable literary artist.