Golk (Phoenix Fiction)

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The concept has its extra-novel correlate in Alan Funt’s Candid Camera, a radio, then television show, which in several incarnations, prevailed on television for forty years, now displaced by the likes of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and the plethora of youtube offerings. Richard Stern, professor of English at the University of Chicago, is the author of many works of fiction, including Other Men's Daughters, Natural Shocks, and the recent, much-acclaimed A Father's Words. Through a devastating series of exposures—"You’re on Camera"—Golk manipulates the high and mighty, the lowdown and dirty, and the outrageous weird; all are within the compass of Richard Stern in this early novel, a comedy with as many inspired maneuvers as its rambunctious protagonist has for taking the measure of a profligate world. Dust jacket designed by Jozef Gross] Dust jacket bright, fairly worn and rubbed with a number of small nicks tears and creases, front joint with inside flap is completely torn, now secured in a removable archival sleeve; Boards firm and clean, corners sharp, black titles; Internally clean, no ownership mark or annotation, light toning to the endpapers; Binding firm. In 1985, he received the Medal of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).Golk’s ambitions are to take his show to heights of revelation, where he uncovers the seedier workings of the powerful, the movers and shakers who control people’s lives, to bring them down to size and make them seem no more than the common man, if not worse. Several months later Hondorp and Hendricks begin to receive random, intermittent postcards from Golk, which both pique curiosity and guilt. Golk is a rich and marvelously detailed novel by a man with a cultivated intelligence; it is also the first really good book I have read about television.

As popular as You’re On Camera has become, he knows the show is capable of making a greater, more transformative impact. There are shades of “The Great Gatsby” here—Holdorp as Nick and Golk as Gatsby—and the conclusions of each have the same wistful desperation. We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.Stern’s writing is fast-paced, wry, and very knowing (so knowing, in fact, that I often felt at sea when reading the dialogues between Hondorp and Hendricks), but the novel’s brevity and pace lend itself easily, like Gatsby, to another perusal to linger over some aspect that memorably pleased (and there were several such funny scenes and characterizations) and thereby better glimpse something of the elusive bigger picture. Biography: Richard Stern, professor of English at the University of Chicago, is the author of many works of fiction, including Other Men's Daughters, Natural Shocks, and the recent, much-acclaimed A Father's Words. Change country: -Select- Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Republic Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Islands Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad China Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Republic Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Croatia Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts-Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U. I’m not certain that Stern was working out this formulation about the numbing and deadening qualities of too-pervasive television and the false intimacy of celebrity, but it seems to pertain.

He is drawn to Elaine Hendricks, a mid-20-ish divorcee who comes from money, and whose peripatetic past included a wealthy and abusive husband. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations. First UK edition first impression in VG condition, there is toning to the front endpage and an erased pencil mark, no other internal markings, pages clean, binding firm, the jacket has wear to folds and extremities along with some other wear, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. In midcentury America, one man is determined to take over the airwaves with a program as audacious as it is entertaining. I took it to the counter along with my other unloved discoveries and the cashier was momentarily flummoxed over what to charge me.Fingering the battered cover and flipping through the yellowed pages inside, eventually the cashier saw my point and I purchased it for a mere two bucks.

II Golf 3 door saloon, as you can see from the photograph here we have been able to mould the original shapes of the carpet from our donor car. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Golk is a self-made man, born with the surname Pomeroy in Rhode Island, but when he gravitated to New York after the second world war, he remade himself and devised his métier. Alfred Kazin, Reporter A mighty good book, altogether alive, full of beans and none of them spilled. Both novels are about what is real, both in art and in relationships, and both get into manufacturing reality through the latest media.Its protagonist is equally clueless, although he learns, and he is equally taken under the wing of a strange guy who tries to be mythic and always the smartest guy in the room.

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