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Golk (Phoenix Fiction)

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We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site. 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. 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. 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.

In midcentury America, one man is determined to take over the airwaves with a program as audacious as it is entertaining. At the juncture Golk has snared Hondorp, the show is about to get picked up for national distribution on one of the major networks. Several months later Hondorp and Hendricks begin to receive random, intermittent postcards from Golk, which both pique curiosity and guilt. 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.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.

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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. When Hondorp’s father dies, Hendricks only hears about it after the funeral, and she takes this as signal that Hondorp has gone beyond the pale, that he is dead emotionally.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Interlarded in the romance of Hondorp and Hendricks are a couple of scenes of Golk on the skids, unsure of where he might go and what he might do, initially resentful and upset, then resigned.

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Golk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1989. 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. 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. It was a quiet and lovely stay, but it must be evaluated that behind the room wall was a big restaurant working late hours. Golk è il direttore della più moderna trasmissione televisiva, il demiurgo di un mondo che corrisponde all'immagine di esso che filtra attraverso gli schermi, colui che ha reso il cittadino comune protagonista di un grande show.

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