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Bruce Jay Friedman (1930–2020)

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Verk av Bruce Jay Friedman

Splash [1984 film] (1984) — Screenwriter — 128 exemplar
Stern (1962) 117 exemplar
A Mother's Kisses (1964) 76 exemplar
Steambath (1970) 50 exemplar
The Lonely Guy (1978) 44 exemplar
Black Humor (1965) 44 exemplar
The Dick (1970) 44 exemplar
Scuba Duba : A Tense Comedy (1967) 42 exemplar
Stir Crazy [1980 film] (1980) — Writer — 39 exemplar
Tokyo Woes (1985) 38 exemplar
About Harry Towns (1974) 29 exemplar
The Current Climate (1989) 24 exemplar
Far from the City of Class (1963) 22 exemplar
Lucky Bruce: A Memoir (2011) 20 exemplar
Black Angels and Other Stories (1966) 18 exemplar
The Slightly Older Guy (1995) 12 exemplar
Sexual Pensees (2006) 11 exemplar
A Father's Kisses (1996) 11 exemplar
Violencia!: A Musical Novel (2001) 7 exemplar
3.1 Plays (2012) 1 exemplar
The Rascal's Guide (1962) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 353 exemplar
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 287 exemplar
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 202 exemplar
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Bidragsgivare — 116 exemplar
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
Best American Plays: 7th Series, 1967-1973 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar


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A film starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah (Touchstone, 1984).

A mermaid spends a week with a human.

C- (Meh).

It's hard to tell what's meant to be entertaining about this. There's often a cartoonish tone, so I assume it's meant to be a comedy, but I'm not entirely sure.

(Nov. 2022)
comfypants | Nov 19, 2022 |
... il protagonista, vittima designata e bersaglio privilegiato di infiniti guai, finisce per assumere con rassegnazione se non con fierezza la maschera e lo stereotipo dell'ebreo della grande tradizione comica est-europea e poi americana, lo schlemiel più tardi promosso a gloria internazionale grazie a Philip Roth e ancor più a Woody Allen (i quali, è il caso di ricordarlo, a Bruce Jay Friedman e al suo Stern debbono non poco). Spesso sconfitto, Stern anche se non è responsabile delle sue umiliazioni è forse comunque colpevole di affezionarvisi; del resto, in certo senso si affezionerà anche alla sua ulcera, un feto ingombrante che è comunque suo... (dalla Postfazione di G. Fink)… (mer)
MemorialeSardoShoah | 3 andra recensioner | Nov 15, 2022 |
really good collection. my favorite here is the classic 'twirling at ole miss' by terry southern. book is a wonderful introduction to the style.
rufus666 | 1 annan recension | Aug 14, 2022 |
Loved this book... so why "only" a 4 star review ... perhaps a bit too much with the one angle (mother, obviously and the clever protag). I came across this title reading about Confederacy of Dunces (as in another crazy, funny, regional 60s writer - with mother issues, presumably). Story of Brooklyn Jewish lad realizing he better apply to college (because he is just out of high school) in ... 1950s i guess. Gets turned down by his 2 choices, so things look bad, but he spends the summer as a camp assistant in upstate new york, thanks to his mothers prodding. She is ... a force of nature ... full of chat, girdles, abrasiveness, cajoling, flirting, taunting everyone in her way- from son, to husband to every kind of adult that crosses her path. A cliche perhaps, but such an entertaining cliche! like a sitcom, maybe? still- she ribaldly carries on, eventually landing her son at the Kansas Land Grant University where they study cows and corn all day. Of course she comes with him (to help him acclimate) for the first 2 or 3 months and significant hijinks occur. Kind of a riot, but amusing, if a little repetitive. Finally he gets her to go back to New York and that's the end....… (mer)
apende | Jul 12, 2022 |


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