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Riassunto: What Makes Sammy Run?
Everyone of us knows someone who runs. He is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the Fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. And all of us have stopped to wonder, at some time or another, what it is that makes these people tick. What makes them run?
This is the question Schulberg has asked himself, and the answer is the first novel written with the indignation that only a young writer with talent and ideals could concentrate into a manuscript. It is the story of Sammy Glick, the man with a positive genius for being a heel, who runs through New York’s East Side, through newspaper ranks and finally through Hollywood, leaving in his wake the wrecked careers of his associates; for this is his tragedy and his chief characteristic—his congenital incapacity for friendship.
An older and more experienced novelist might have tempered his story and, in so doing, destroyed one of its outstanding qualities. Compromise would mar the portrait of Sammy Glick. Schulberg has etched it in pure vitriol, and dissected his victim with a precision that is almost frightening.
When a fragment of this book appeared as a short story in a national magazine, Schulberg was surprised at the number of letters he received from people convinced they knew Sammy Glick’s real name. But speculation as to his real identity would be utterly fruitless, for Sammy is a composite picture of a loud and spectacular minority bitterly resented by the many decent and sincere artists who are trying honestly to realize the measureless potentialities of motion pictures. To this group belongs Schulberg himself, who has not only worked as a screen writer since his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1936, but has spent his life, literally, in the heart of the motion-picture colony. In the course of finding out what makes Sammy run (an operation in which the reader is spared none of the grue-some details) Schulberg has poured out everything he has felt about that place. The result is a book which the publishers not only believe to be the most honest ever written about Hollywood, but a penetrating study of one kind of twentieth-century success that is peculiar to no single race of people or walk of life.
About the Author: Budd Schulberg wrote On the Waterfront, made into a movie starring Marlon Brando, and The Harder They Fall, made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of On the Waterfront several awards for his film A Face in the Crowd, and a Tony nomination for his Broadway adaptation of The Disenchanted. He attributed his ability to adapt his own work to stage or screen to his upbringing in Hollywood, where his father ran a major motion-picture studio. He died in 2009 at the age of 95.
Titolo: What Makes Sammy Run?
Casa editrice: Penguin Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1978
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 2232871
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR002088375
Descrizione libro Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0140047956 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Creased cover. Slight shelf wear on cover. Light tanning. Good reading copy. Codice libro della libreria QZL-5YUG-P374
Descrizione libro Penguin (Non-Classics), 1978. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0140047956
Descrizione libro Penguin Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2717890626
Descrizione libro Penguin Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2762496062
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97801400479503.0
Descrizione libro Harmondsworth, Middlesex (England a. o.): Penguin Books, 1978. Condizione libro: Gut. 252 Seiten. Leichte bis mäßige Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, ziemlich gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 illustr. Taschenbuch. 18 x 11 cm. Codice libro della libreria 13087
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97801400479502.0
Descrizione libro Bantam Books, NY, 1947. Mass Market Paper Back. Condizione libro: Good. Seventh Edition. Signed & inscribed on title page. Bantam #18, no publishers price on cover. Condition: Small chips & wear spine, covers, tips. Diagonal crease ft cover head to fore edge, taped inside. Title page reglued and a small 1/8 inch along hinge afixed to cover. w.a.f. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 001229