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Location I was deep into this book before I realized there would be no traditional light at the end of the tunnel. To what purpos Human depravity in the extreme – this book in a nutshell.

The Painted Bird

Please excuse the horrible pun, but the entire novel felt like overkill. The garishly arrayed bird would then be released. What’s on his Watchlist? They loved to scare and hurt kids. The bladder moved slowly through the scattered tufts of grass. At my age, I am well aware of the inequities of life.

Against the background of bland colors he protected an unfadable blackness. The extended passage extolling the hero whom the reader knows to be Stalin is one of the more intricate bits of irony in the book.

I was watching Reds the other week and was mightily impressed by the actor playing Zinoviev. What kind of a shitstorm do we have here? SS Officer Aleksey Kravchenko I grew up in a place where corporal punishment was still doled out at school. I did find the superstitions of the Slavic peasants to be fascinating, but I would think long and hard before recommending this book.


All of the historical aspects of the book were quite entertaining. If you were a Jew in Poland, you had an enemy on the other side of virtually every wall.

However, one of the most memorable images in The Shoah documentary is the Polish farmer showing how he warned the Jews heading for Treblinka of their imminent fate. But his isolation kosinwki him vulnerable to capture by either the peasants or the Germans.

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In the presence of such a resplendent being, armed in all the symbols of might and majesty, I was genuinely ashamed of jrrzy appearance. Inhe became an American citizen. Every time I bbird certain I have everything planned out in terms of writing and posting reviews, I do something stupid, such as falling asleep with my computer.

Such a sensational novel brought Kosinski a lot of attention, and when you take a look at this guy, he turns out to be very interesting.

I began to discern the marshes, the tall swaying clumps of rushes, the hidden nests of sleeping ducks. He piles on the atrocities, especially those of a sexual nature and it begins to make for very uncomfortable reading.

Yet, it is also a challenge — to affirm our belief in humanity through engagement. The Painted Bird enriches our literature and our lives”. kosjnski

Um livro que fala do ser humano e das suas perversidades. If you want more information, search at Wiki by the title of the book and the author’s name.

At one time in that part of the world, probably for entertainment, people would sometimes capture a bird and paint vivid colours over its feathers. What happens mainly instead over the course of the book is that the boy was forced to grow up very quickly, robbed of another option, as he stays in one village after another, more often discriminated against, beaten up and rarely cared for.


The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński

With their assets secured by Swiss banks, and their lives protected by the wartime posture bifd Swiss neutrality, they were indifferent to the atrocities committed across Eastern Europe. In his landscape there can be no particularization: So the best guess might be that JK took most of the stuff in his novel from unidentified Polish-language accounts of survival during the war, then paid translators to help him render the material into English.

A book about the things Jsrzy already mentioned should have me sobbing. When contemplating the ideological possibilities of an individualism untethered from morality, it is a relief that such a kpsinski produces in this novel only a version of aestheticism, only the voice to tell the tale, rather than anything more severe. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Fred Berman. I had my hair and ears pulled undeservedly by adults.

It often reads like a grocery list of superstitions and neo-pagan beliefs. You yourself almost become disillusioned, and almost used to violence and shit and horror.