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Max shulman

•Max Shulman (March 14, 1919–August 28, 1988) is a 20th century American writer best known for his television and short story character Dobie Gillis(多比· 吉尔斯), as well as for other bestselling novels. His writing often focused on young people, particularly in a collegiate(大学的) setting.

Max shulman
Novelist

Playwright
Screenwriter(编剧)

Humorist

Max shulman
'Barefoot Boy With Cheek《无礼的赤脚少年》  Sleep Till Noon  The Feather Merchants《衣冠楚楚的商人》  The Zebra Derby  The Tender Trap  Rally Round the Flag, Boys!《孩子们,团结在旗帜周围吧》  I Was a Teenage Dwarf  Anyone Got a Match?


Outrageous(粗暴的; 无法容忍的; 反常的; 令人惊讶的)and witty (诙谐的) expose of American college life

The term Feather Merchants was a G.I. slang for civilians during the World War II. This book tells the story of an unheroic hero. "In this comic classic episodes follow in rabid succession ".

which became a best-seller and then a movie starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins

It satirized both the television and tobacco industries ,as well as the South and college football .

Feature of his writing
 He

is a writer who could make people laugh.

 Indeed,

the intention of Shulman's humor is to present a world without risk and menace his humor is not an instrument of criticism

 But

"Dobie Gillis"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis  The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)  I Was a Teenage Dwarf (1959)


"Dobie Gillis"



Shulman’s collegiate character, Dobie Gillis, was the subject of a series of short stories compiled under the title The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which became the basis for the 1953 movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, followed by a CBS television series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963).

Dobie Gillis


"My name is Dobie Gillis and I like girls. What am I saying? I love girls! Love beautiful, gorgeous, soft, round, creamy girls. Now, I'm not a wolf, mind you. No, you see a wolf wants lots of girls, but me? Well, I just want one. One beautiful, gorgeous, soft, round, creamy girl for my very own. That's all I want! One lousy girl! But I'll tell you a sad, hard fact. I'm never gonna get a girl. Never. Why? Because to get a girl you need money. And standing between me and money is a powerful obstacle: a POWERFUL obstacle!"

A select list of his endeavors in pursuit of love:

 Pretends

to be terminally ill  Dobie reads a book on positive thinking to increase his mental powers  Borrows fancy clothes from a local tailor to better his wardrobe  Fist fights with Milton Armitage for the title of "Top Fist"  Takes a job in a shoe store to impress a girl's father  Exaggerates his father's WWII military record to impress a girl with a military family

"Dobie Gillis"


The moral of the story is "You can't always get

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