The Painted Bird

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The Painted Bird

By Jerzy Kosinski; Fred Berman (Read by)

Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781615730803

Publication Date: March 30, 2010

Description
Originally published in 1965, "The Painted Bird" established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the "Los Angeles Times" one of the most imposing novels of the decade, it was eventually translated into more than thirty languages. A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, "The Painted Bird" is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. It is the first, and the most famous, novel by one of the most important and original writers of this century.


About the Author
Jerzy Kosinski won France's Best Foreign Book Award for The Painted Bird, the National Book Award in Fiction for Steps, and received the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters' Award in Literature. He is also the author of Being There, The Devil Tree, Cockpit, Blind Date, Passion Play and Pinball, and of several nonfiction works. His books have been translated into most major languages. Mr Kosinski taught English at Wesleyan, Princeton and Yale Universities. He was the President of the American Center of P.E.N., an association of writers and editors, and was active in many human rights organisations. He died in 1991.

Fred Berman is a five-time winner of the "AudioFile" Earphone Award for Audiobook Narration and the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in "Spy the Lie". He has read a number of audiobooks for young listeners, including Judy Blume s "Soupy Saturdays with The Pain & The Great One" and Andrew Clements s "The Last Holiday Concert". He has also narrated the audiobooks for Robert Kirkman s popular series, "The Walking Dead."

Berman is an accomplished actor of both the stage and screen as well, performing on Broadway as Timon in "The Lion King" and off-Broadway in "Hamlet", "Twelfth Night", and "King Lear". On television, Berman has had roles on NBC s hit series "Smash" as well as "All My Children "and "Law and Order". He lives in New York City.