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The more combative the personality, the better the joke, and to help trap his victims Golk enlists a team of misfits, including Herbert Hondorp, a scholarly layabout turned photogenic decoy, and Jeanine Hendricks, a 23-year-old debutante with a bitter worldview.

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. 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. We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site. To generalize from the particulars of Hondorp’s singularity—to make of him a type or an everyman—is probably not Stern’s intention, at least not in such bald terms. Several months later Hondorp and Hendricks begin to receive random, intermittent postcards from Golk, which both pique curiosity and guilt.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. It left me puzzled because I kept believing that there was something about the nature of television’s intrusiveness and ubiquity as entertainment that was essential to the story, that the satire was deeper and more profound, pointing to some major shift in contemporary society. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

As popular as You’re On Camera has become, he knows the show is capable of making a greater, more transformative impact. 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. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations. 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.Combining high drama with surreal hilarity and presenting a remarkably prescient view of the future of television, Golk ranks with Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust as one of the finest novels ever written about the American entertainment industry. Golk has made—a late postcard explains that “golk” means “fool”—of all those around him fools, those whom he used, and those whom he exploited.

The more combative the personality, the better the joke, and to help trap his victims Golk enlists a team of misfits, including Herbert Hondorp, a scholarly layabout turned photogenic decoy, and Jeanine Hendricks, a twenty-three-old debutante with a bitter worldview. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Hondorp and Hendricks cavalierly decide to marry after they have successfully scaled back the show to the network’s satisfaction. They salute one another from afar, but Hondorp is quickly back on his way to Chicago, certain that he will never aspire to anything again.In midcentury America, one man is determined to take over the airwaves with a program as audacious as it is entertaining. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

A peaceful and charming guest house near Meissen with a delightful garden and a large shady courtyard for dining or a refreshing beer. This gallery is dedicated to some of the best fiction and nonfiction portraying one of the greatest cities in the world. 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. And while it’s possible to see that Hondorp’s character was warped by television, is it the novelist’s intent to suggest that the instance is endemic…? 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.

M Godding Books Ltd is an internet book business running from Wiltshire and sending books all over the world every working day. I found this battered novel in the basement of Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa, ON, buried in a pile of old, orange Penguin paperbacks (if you ever see a pile of old, orange Penguin paperbacks, do not walk away from them.

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