“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” - Herman Wouk (via devilduck)
Let me state right up front that I understand it is almost an oxymoron to equate Harold Robbins‘ writing to both art and influence. A few weeks ago when I wrote about Herman Wouk, someone commented about one of his books as a “potboiler.” Well, Robbins’ entire career is seemingly potboilers.
In some respects The Caine Mutiny is probably Wouk’s best known work, as a Pulitzer winner, stage play, and movie (with Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Jose Ferrer, and Fred MacMurray.) However, Wouk had a two book series, The Henry Family that may be even better known.
From 2012: An interview with Herman Wouk, writer extraordinaire. An excerpt: “The Lawgiver” may be most notable for its heartbreaking depiction of Mr. Wouk’s relationship with his wife, who died last year at 9o. The couple were married for 66 years, and she was also Mr. Show More Summary
Twelve of the best novels on power: "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell "The Wall" by John Hersey "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk "The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope...Show More Summary
Editor of Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter, is this week’s Shelf Lifer. He reveals a predilection for Herman Wouk, an in depth knowledge of certain sections of the Eaton’s catalogue and… Continue reading The post Shelf Life: Graydon Carter appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Unlike a notable retiree earlier this month, Herman Wouk, author of 'The Winds of War' and 'The Caine Mutiny,' has penned a new book and shows no signs of stopping. News by Dean Fetzer I think I’ve been reading Herman Wouk’s books most of my life. Show More Summary
The New York Times wrote about Herman Wouk at the weekend. The American author, famous for The Winds of War (remember the mini-series?) and The Caine Mutiny, is still writing at the age of 97. His latest book is called The Lawgiver. This writer has been around for so long that he remembers Simon & [...]
Herman Wouk, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Caine Mutiny way back in 1951 and later gifted heartland America with The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, among other pop-culture landmarks, has just come out with a new novel at the preposterous—not to say preposterously entertaining—age of 97. Show More Summary
Eclecticity: Where does he find this stuff? Thomas Sowell on talking to young people about meaningful work. The trailer for "It Happened Here." Yes, Herman Wouk is still with us. Elvis Presley: "Don't Be Cruel." The trailer for "Wilde." Liz Handlin: Top 10 Things Learned as an Entrepreneur. The Hammock Papers with advice worth taking.
HAPPY 97TH BIRTHDAY to Herman Wouk.
Author Herman Wouk, 96, will publish a new novel with Simon & Schuster this fall.
96-year-old novelist Herman Wouk has sold his latest novel to Simon & Schuster. The Lawgiver follows the production of a movie about Moses through “letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages” sent between characters. Publication is set for the fall. Show More Summary
"The Lawgiver," a new novel by Herman Wouk, the 96-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Caine Mutiny," will tell the story of a group of people filming a movie in modern times about Moses.
I feel as if Rick Perry is the best thing that ever happened to the American Jewish relationship since the salad days of Paul Newman and Herman Wouk. The guy is so scary, who wants to be on his team? Ben Smith at Politico is jaundiced: State Rep. Alan Clemmons... reports on Perry's remarks today: [...]
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing Herman Wouk appeared Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA, impressively interviewed for an hour by Tim Rutten. Wouk’s new book, which he is publishing at the age...