boy-chik Yiddish word for a young man with more chutzpah than brains. It's all about male-centered comic fiction, in the manner of P.G. Wodehouse, Peter De Vries (godfather of boychik) and more recent masters of the genre, Erik Tarloff (The Man Who Wrote the Book) and Peter Lefcourt (The Woody). Here's a place for commentary on this evolving form. You can buy Gerald's books from Amazon.com, bn.com, or your favorite bookseller in paper or ebook.
Monday, April 7, 2008
I Blame Ernest Hemingway
Every male writer with an ounce of testosterone owes a big debt to Papa. For example, without his example, how would James Jones, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, or John Milius have known to pose for their publicity photos wearing safari jackets? Why, I bet they'd have showed up in some kind of wussy Tom Wolfe ice-cream suit! With a pocket handkerchief! Full article on Ezinearticles.com.
Labels: fratire, journalism, new authors, prose style, writing
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Hello Mr. Jones,
I agree! In fact I think I'm going to dig my safari jacket out of the closet and start wearing again!
I stumbled upon your blog via the Hemingway Foundation's website.
I LOVE your writing and am looking forward to reading the whole thing.
Dude, your shameless pitiful sucking up is sooooo welcome! If you scroll down to the post with the sign in the bookstore, you might be rewarded. G.
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