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He watches television obsessively. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Being there is his first attempt, in a novel, to reflect upon the USA and its infatuation with mass media. At a scant pages, this is a small book with enormous implications. What did you do ten years ago or twenty years ago?

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński

Return to Book Page. I would d I’d never read any Kosinski before and only bought this book as I’m a fan of Dustin Hoffman. Aug 16, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chance is uneducated, he cannot read or write, and he has never been outside the garden. And to him, the viewers existed only as projections of this own thought, as images.

Being There

Dec 30, Mohsen. Kosinski was one of my instructors in college.


Any sensitive, thinking person rebels against our very human identity being reduced to numbers and documents. Facing the cameras with their unsensing triple lenses pointed at him like snouts, Chance became only an image for millions of real people.

Inhe became an American citizen. Get to Know Us. His narrative is constricted. A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Very short and entertaining, gives an llbro insight into how much the beauty depends on the eye of the beholder. Chauncey Gardiner is born koinski raised in a house that he never leaves.

Although written in the seventies with a movie starring Peter Sellers in the eightiesjardiin storyline is very prescient today.

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Quotes from Being There. I saw Hal Ashby’s movie “Being There” about 20 years ago and I still remember the huge impression it made on me. That fact makes the various amorous adventures dl gets into a little more believable. Chance gazed once more at the Old Man, mumbled good-bye, and walked out. Kosinski’s satire about a simple gardener who rises to become an influential political pundit, commentator and presidential advisor is considered a classic, and rightly so.

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He was born there. Chance is a gardener in the house of the “Old Man”, a job jardih he has had for as long as he can remember.

They were divorced in Chance would do exactly what he was told or else he would be sent to a special home for the insane where, the Old Man said, he would be locked in a cell and forgotten.


Last year was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Aug 26, Nathan “N. He is wholly unprepared. The entire book is devoted to the exposition of this one simple premise. The gardening metaphors resonate as pronouncements about economic cycles and productivity. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all be well. Lists with This Book.


In reality he has no idea what is going on and is simply repeating platidudes learned from TV or is talking about the only subject he knows, gardening. She understands it as Chauncey Gardiner. Kosinski left his native Poland for his adopted American homeland in the s. Film is a perfect medium to handle such a one-gimmick premise; the actors and jqrdin visuals supply the depth the text does not have.

Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata. Chance at dinner talking to Benjamin Rand about his recent expulsion from house and garden and dealing with his current life.