Jerzy Kosinski "Cockpit" 1975 Book Signed Autograph
Jerzy Kosinski-"Cockpit"-1975-Houghton Mifflin-6" X 9"-248 pages-Hardcover Book-With jacket-Signed By Author.Kosinski, Jerzy , 1933–91, American writer, b. Łódź, Poland. He taught at the Univ. of Łódź before emigrating to the United States in 1957. In his best-known novel, The Painted Bird (1965), the horrors of war and the violation of a human being are rendered in language of remarkable beauty. The novel depicts the nightmarish wanderings of a young boy among brutal peasants in a nameless country during World War II. Kosinski's other novels include Steps (1968, National Book Award), Being There (1971), The Devil Tree (1973), Cockpit (1975), Passion Play (1978), and The Hermit of 69th Street (1988). For several decades the wittily urbane author was a literary, social, and media celebrity. However, during the 1980s Kosinski was shaken by scandal as critics charged that other authors had helped him to write his books and that his supposed roman à clef, The Painted Bird, which had made his personal and literary reputation, was not remotely autobiographical. This discrediting may have been a factor in his suicide. Kosinski also wrote under the name Joseph Novak.The book has been autographed on the title page by Jerzy Kosinki........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.