The Hermit of Sixty Ninth Street: The Working Papers of Norbert Kosky
by Jerzy N. Kosinski
Hardcover: 529 pages
Publisher: Seaver Books; 1st ed edition (June 1988)
Tantric Jew, macho enigma, and first-rate second-rate novelist, Norbert Kosky chronicles the composition of his ninth book, an "autofictional" account of a burned-out writer who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kosinski. The huge punning textedited by J.K., or Jay Kayis accompanied by an equally huge collection of scholarly footnotes, evidencing a lifelong obsession with the Holocaust, cabala, contemporary literary theory, and girlie magazines. As Kosky boasts, the footnotes alone are worth the price of admission. The book has plenty of faultsit is sophomoric, sexist, and self-indulgentbut it is also fun. Easily the best novel Kosinski has written in years.
HARDCOVER in dust jacket. Book is in very fine condition.