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by Jerzy Kosinski
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  • Author:
    Jerzy Kosinski
  • ISBN:
    2213008515
  • ISBN13:
    978-2213008516
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  • Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press (1979)
  • Pages:
    271 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    744
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Originally published in by St. Martin’s Press. Published simultaneously in Canada. Printed in the United States of America.

That is of course the problem with most of Kosinski's books; They are only very good. Always people look back to his crowning glories and ask, "why isn't this new book that great?" I enjoyed this book.

Jerzy Kosiński (Polish: ; June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991), born Józef Lewinkopf, was a Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of . who wrote primarily in English. Born in Poland, he survived World War II and, as a young man, immigrated to the . where he became a citizen. He was known for various novels, among them The Painted Bird (1965) and Being There (1970), which were adapted as films in 1979 and 2019.

In Passion Play, Kosinski conjures Fabian, perhaps the most romantic, violent, and lust-driven hero of them all. A modern knight-errant of his own moral code, Fabian roams America in his custom-built VanHome, his refuge, transport, and stable for his two horses

In Passion Play, Kosinski conjures Fabian, perhaps the most romantic, violent, and lust-driven hero of them all. A modern knight-errant of his own moral code, Fabian roams America in his custom-built VanHome, his refuge, transport, and stable for his two horses. His livelihood is polo-not the millionaire’s team sport, but the life-threatening duel of clashing horsemen. The prize is more than money and honor; it is the awareness of having drawn upon every resource of body and mind, of man and horse in danger. Passion Play is a masterpiece of violence and seduction, love and loss, by one of the.

Passion Play is the story of Fabian, Kosinski's most romantic and driven hero. A modern knight-errant, he roams America in his custom-built VanHome, his refuge, transport, and stable for his two horses.

William Kennedy has written in The Washington Post that the Kosinski. Passion Play is the story of Fabian, Kosinski's most romantic and driven hero. His livelihood is William Kennedy has written in The Washington Post that "the Kosinski hero is unique in literature, as recognizable as the Hemingway hero used to be".

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by Jerzy Kosiński Jerzy Kosinski's best-selling novel Pinball, which he wrote for George Harrison, is a rock 'n' roll mystery centered on a superstar named Goddard who has, despite his success, managed to keep his identity a secret, even from his closest friends. But a bea. Similar Free eBooks. Sex Play: Tantalizing Thrills, Passionate Positions and Mind-Blowing Moves for Crazy, Sexy Fun.

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William Kennedy has written in The Washington Post that "the Kosinski hero is unique in literature, as recognizable as the Hemingway hero used to b. His livelihood is polo - not the millionaire's team sport, but the life-threatening duel of clashing horsemen.

Stated first edition.

Skiletus
Hard to classify this book, it's "different". An anti-hero that you can't help but like, Fabian is a a killer, a seducer of young women and a complex, introspective loner who wanders the country in his Vanhome with his polo ponies, seeking who knows what.
Give it a try, it's worth the time.
Kahavor
well written
Xinetan
That is, if you can forget about the polo mistakes Kosinski or his ghost writers made. After all, polo is an abstruse sport, filled with arcane rules few understand. The rest of us can enjoy the novel for what it is, a fairly difficult novel about rootlessness and exile in 20th Century America. The hero, Fabian, takes his name from the socialist society of turn of the century England, and uses a trailer to transport himself and his animal across the nation. It's his "little home on wheels," as he calls it. Fabian is a suitable symbol for our deracinated society, in which nobody really has a home because of the topsy-turvy state of the planet.

As for the (numerous) sex scenes, Kosinski does a great job at making us care for the emotions behind the sex acts, not just the bodies, but the hearts and minds of his players. The book is called "Passion Play" not just because of the polo scenes, but because in this book JK hoped to expose the open nerves of his hero with the precision of a master surgeon, each vein and ambition caught and held deftly by a scalpel of precise imagery and language. Who would have thought that he didn't know how to speak a word of English until age eight? Play on, "PASSION PLAY."
Геракл
In this 1979 novel Jerzy projects himself into the role of errant knight polo player Fabian. Aging seducer of young girls, wandering the country in his camper/stable on wheels, looking for polo matches or a short teaching gig, with occasional diversions into sex clubs and pre-op transsexuals.

Fabian's main problem is that he's too good at the game for his own good. So good in fact that no one will play with him or against him. Kosinski repeats this theme in 1982's PINBALL, only in that case it's an aging composer who was too good for his own good. It might be argued that Kosinski considered his writing to be too good, or at least too far over the heads of most readers. I think most writers feel that at some point in their careers, though almost none of them can back that sentiment up with a masterpieces like THE PAINTED BIRD or BEING THERE.

That is of course the problem with most of Kosinski's books; They are only very good. Always people look back to his crowning glories and ask, "why isn't this new book that great?"

I enjoyed this book. It was at points more cynical and conversely more romantic than I expected. I like being surprised. One difficulty I imagine some readers would have is not knowing, or at least not believing, that a polo player would illicit such lust in the hearts of women. Well, then you've never known a young female equestrian. I lost more than one object of desire to the visiting polo scoundrel, so no suspension of disbelief was required on my part.

One of the things I did not like were some of the more tediously drawn out sex scenes. I think Kosinski was aware of this and worked on it because his next book PINBALL has several of the hottest sex scenes I've ever read.
BlackBerry
Painted Bird is on my all time best book list, so after learning that Kosinski had also written about polo--a sport I play & love, I rushed to read it. However, the main character and the baroque & over-the-top violence of the game and sex with a panoply of individuals who might be found in Joel Peter Witkin's photographs gets tiring, and Fabian always remains abstruse at best. If Kosinski desired to shock the polo world, he acheived it--see the other reviews by polo players below--and I do have to give him kudos for that, the image of the average upper-class WASP professional, or better yet macho South American, who bought the book based on polo content, reading the sex scenes does make me laugh. But in the end I'd recommend staying away from this book both from the perspective of a polo lover and Kosinski fan. There is a great novel to be written around polo, but this ain't it.
Ber
As another commenter indicated, this book is written by someone who only wished he was a polo player. It's frighteningly inaccurate and I can't believe that one polo player in the world would agree with the presentations (or should I say misrepresentations) provided within the book. But to focus on the pathetic longings of a man who cannot even understand the rudimentary principles and practices of an elegant and beautiful sport that he wishes to focus his novel on is not even enough...no the content of the book is entirely jumbled with ridiculous sexual escapades merely placed in convenient intervals to titillate domesticated bookworms who may find men and women and transvestites and transsexuals sodomizing each other interesting. Fortunately I didn't buy this book and with the cold weather upon us I now have the kindling I need to start the Yule log--so thanks Jerzy!
Wenes
Don't read this if you are looking for a polo primer. The book addresses the culture and the times more than the sport. And it is beautifully written.