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Being There
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman
Written by Jerzy Kosiński
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon. The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate. His garden-variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon due to his unknown background and vague, yet appealing, conversational nature.

Being There is Jerzy Kosinski’s clever parable of a naive man thrust into the modern world - a satiric look at the unreality of American media culture.

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