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The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book) e-book

Author:

William Kotzwinkle

Language:

English

Category:

Humor

Subcategory:

Humor

ePub size:

1690 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Holt Paperbacks (November 15, 1997)

Pages:

320

ISBN:

0805054383

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book) e-book

by William Kotzwinkle


William Kotzwinkle is our Boccaccio - there isn't anyone funnier, smarter, or more inventive than he, and he brandishes .

William Kotzwinkle is our Boccaccio - there isn't anyone funnier, smarter, or more inventive than he, and he brandishes his satirical sword exactly as wickedly and as scathingly as Boccaccio does, with the same oddly tolerant smile. I urge readers not to try reading it at night, while family members are trying to sleep; you'll keep them awake howling with laughter. Recommend it whole-heartedly.

Home William Kotzwinkle The Bear Went Over the Mountain. The indifferent flames were feeding on the pages of a manuscript. It was a novel called Destiny and Desire and its pages curled up at the edges one by one, then flared into light and turned to smoke. The bear went over the . .The Bear Went Over the Mountain, . The farmhouse burned quickly. The beams and rafters collapsed into a fiery pile, and when the unsuspecting owner returned, all that was left of his house, and his novel, was a smoking hole in the ground.

Then he took America by storm. William Kotzwinkle was born in 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Rider College and Pennsylvania State University. William Kotzwinkle is an accomplished author who is best known for his book of the film .

The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1996) is a novel by William Kotzwinkle. The movie rights for the book were sold to Jim Henson

The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1996) is a novel by William Kotzwinkle. The movie rights for the book were sold to Jim Henson. In his absence, a bear digs up his manuscript.

William Kotzwinkle, the esteemed author of The Fan Man and . This book makes me laugh out loud. Through Hal's attempts to fit in with humanity, Kotzwinkle crafts a funny satire of the literary world. Feb 29, 2008 Terina rated it it was ok.

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a riotous, magical romp with . Warning: This book may cause flatulence. The Fan Man is a comic novel published in 1974 by the American writer William Kotzwinkle.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing world of nature for the glittering, moneyed world of ma. It's told in the 1st-person by the narrator, Horse Badorties, a down-at-the-heels hippie living a life of drug-fueled befuddlement in New York City c. 1970.

A lovely night for a two-legged walk, he said to himself. Getting along like a real human being. Baseball hat, clip-on tie, comfortable shoes. What more could a bear ask for?

A lovely night for a two-legged walk, he said to himself. crowds of people, with all their perfumed smells. His book had been purchased by Universal Studios for a million and a half dollars and Elliot Gadson had taken him to his own tailor, where several new suits had been made, one of which the bear wore this evening, a gray tweed which fit him perfectly

A bear finds a briefcase in the woods that contains a manuscript.

A bear finds a briefcase in the woods that contains a manuscript. He takes a pseudonym and turns in the book under his new name. It's an overnight hit, and no one seems to notice that the author isn't human. Kotzwinkle's hero is an affable bear who moseys out of the Maine woods one day and finds the manuscript of a novel hidden under a tree, where it's been ditched by a disillusioned English professor.

Once upon a time in rural Maine, a big black bear found a briefcase under a tree. Hoping for food, he dragged it into the woods, only to find that all it held was the manuscript of a novel. He couldn't eat it, but he did read it, and decided it wasn't bad. Borrowing some clothes from a local store, and the name Hal Jam from the labels of his favorite foods he headed to New York to seek his fortune in the literary world. Then he took America by storm. The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing world of nature for the glittering, moneyed world of man. With a pitch-perfect comic voice and an eye for social satire to rival Swift or Wolfe, bestselling author William Kotzwinkle limns Hal's hilarious journey to New York, Los Angeles, and the great sprawling country in between, where a bear makes good despite his animal instincts, and where money-hungry executives see not a hairy beast with a purloined novel, but a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature guy who just might be the next Hemingway. By turns sidesplittingly funny, stingingly ironic, and unexpectedly tender, The Bear Went Over the Mountain captures the zeitgeist of the 1990s dead-on, in a delicious bedtime story for grown-ups.
Fordg
This book looks as though it should be a charming little yarn for young and old. WRONG! this is most defenetly for adults only. If your are an adult PURCHASE IMMEADIATELY. they say never judge a book by it's cover, but in this instance, the illustrator captured the whimsy and charm of the novel almost perfectly. enjoy the adventures of a forest bear as he endeavors to find success in modern day New York.
Malalanim
Kotzwinkle, who wrote E.T., is a superb satirist. This novel is memorable, often hilarious, and just plain lovable. I have given this book to Many People!
Survivors
This book is very entertaining! I highly recommend. Don't let the cover fool you, it is definitely an adult book!
Kanek
Dumb.
Iraraeal
There's so much truth about the publishing world in this drop-dead-funny satire that it's a wonder the publishing world ever published it!
Outrageous premise of a man who writes The Great American Novel, loses the manuscript in the woods, and becomes so depressed that he goes into hibernation and becomes beast-like. The flip side of the equation, the part that makes this book a dangerous one to read in bed beside a sleeping mate, is that the manuscript is found by a bear who manages to sell it on a trip to New York. The bear is courted by NY's best and finest celebs, and he impresses reviewers, agents, and editors with his hyper-intelligent and deeply moving monosyllabic grunts and one-word responses to interview questions.
But the parts that'll make your trying-to-sleep spouse want to kill you are the love scenes between the bear and the object of his affection, a 'fur-bearing woman,' (a lady who doesn't shave her legs).
Don't miss it. Buy two, and give one to your favorite quirky friend.
Beardana
I was already thinking about outstanding American immaturity as a lesson for my own literary life when I saw my Advance Reading Copy * Not for Sale of the novel The Bear Went Over The Mountain (1996) by William Kotzwinkle, author of The Fan Man. I still have a bookmark in the middle of this novel at a page where the faculty members from a school where a professor is on sabbatical that already ended show up at to determine if Bramwell will be resuming his duties.

"Bramwell, how are you?"

"A bear stole my book."

Settlemire cast a quick glance toward Wheelock, of the sort attendants at mental institutions give each other when a new messiah is admitted to their floor. "A bear stole your book. Incredible. One didn't know bears did such things."

It has now been thirty years since my ambition to prepare the outstanding example of American immaturity in My Vietnam War Joke Book was sidetracked by the birth of my fourth child in the year after my chosen critic of will to power, Walter Kaufmann at Princeton University, died of the primary weakness of his physiology. America invented itself by a revolution overthrowing the dominance of European government, and Walter Kaufmann came to America in 1939 as Europe was entering a phase of outstanding immaturity over its own power issues, making him a perfect witness to how the philosophy of Nietzsche had been stolen by bears. I rest my metaforeplay in 41 years of recapitulation of my year in Vietnam and week in Cambodia.
Garr
This book is sort of a Forrest Gump style novel where the main characther is a bear. It is obviously not relaistic as no one ever picks up that Hal Jam is a bear, I mean his appearance should give it away, especially for the women who sleep with him, but if you can overlook this fact then you can get some enjoyment from this book.

Basic plot is that a human writes one of the greatest novels mankind has ever seen on a typewriter so he has no proof or copies. (Can you even get typewriters these days another point you need to overlook and how much longer would writing an novel on one take correcting errors and stuff.) Anyway he is so stupid he leaves it in a brief case under a tree in the forrest and is actually surprised when he returns and it is not there. Wanting the briefcase to initially contain food a bear is disapointed, but then thinks, what the hey I can maybe get this pubilshed and breaks into a sports store to steal clothes and pass as human. The whole publishing and media industry's shallowness is highlighted in this novel as the bear's misunderstanding of human customs makes him a unique and cool individual in the world's eyes. The book is good enough that you'll want to finish it but it is very overrated. There are a lot better books out there.
William Kotzwinkle is a great writer and deserves all the encomia that perceptive readers heap on him, and nowhere is this more evident than in BEAR, a brilliantly, manically, marvelously funny little book that in its own way cuts to the bone and sends up the publishing industry and the publicity-conscious celebrity world in cruelly telling ways.
Herein lies the Kotzwinkle Perplex. This terrific talent is still relatively unknown and unacknowledged in the publishing world, based on an analysis of his past books. BEAR is in part the sardonic answer. Today, as most thoughtful readers and writers know, celebrity and notoriety are the keys to the publishing kingdom, in an industry where editors are given sales quotas they must meet (or be fired) and where John Walker Lindh, Monica and Denise Rich are considered actual or potential 'great writers' merely because of their dubious 'achievements.'
Hal Jam and Kotzwinkle know these truths and trade on them playfully, but with an edge. That's why this is such a fine and surprising book and why more people should read it.

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