Jerzy Kosinski Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Jerzy Kosinski Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

The themes and techniques of Jerzy Kosinski’s fiction are adumbrated in the sociological studies he published within five years of his arrival in the United States. As a highly regarded Polish sociology student in the mid-1950’s, Kosinski was granted permission to travel widely in the Soviet Union to interview people about their experiences in collectivized living. It was assumed by the authorities that he would write a thesis praising communism, but, in fact, he found it abhorrent; his notes provided material for No Third Path and The Future Is Ours, Comrade, indictments of the system that he could never have published had he remained behind the Iron Curtain. The studies are diaries of his travels and consist...

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