Barbara Tepa Lupack, formerly professor of English at St. John’s University and Wayne State College and academic dean at SUNY, has written extensively on American literature, film, and popular culture. New York State Public Scholar from 2015 to 2018 and Senior Fellow at the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (2018-2019), she is author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Filmmaking, published earlier this year by Cornell University Press.
Barbara Tepa Lupack has always been Jerzy Kosinski most insightful reader. Here, in her latest study, written in the clear and concise style that is the hallmark of all her work, Dr. Tepa Lupack convincingly argues that Kosinski’s Being There, though published fifty years ago, offers a primer on American politics as we know it today. This book will remain the definitive study of both the novel and Kosinski for years to come.