Stojan Steve Tesich was a Serbian American screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. He won the His novel Karoo was published posthumously in Arthur Miller described the novel: “Fascinating—a real satiric invention full of wise outrage.” The novel. The late Steve Tesich, best known for his original screenplay for Breaking Away, joins this august group with the tale of Saul Karoo, a wealthy, alcoholic. KAROO By Steve Tesich. pp. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. wildly successful, Mephistopheles must offer the coup de grace that.

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He is vain, cowardly, capricious, and monumentally selfish.

Aug 12, Matt rated it really liked it. I love this book! It is a tad intimidating and from my vantage point, it oaroo pointless, unlike the rest of the novel, which is as full of points as is one of Seurat’s circus scenes.

Steve Tesich

He is rarely a likeable man, although there are times when he evokes sympathy. The production starred John Lithgow and Keene Curtis.

No es una obra maestra, pero si igual de karooo que amargo y eso es mucho decir. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.


Found this thanks to Book Lust. Maybe he left something cooking in there. However, he still manages to charm and woo the reader far more than Saul There’s two reasons this book is not underrated.

Karoo by Steve Tesich

Perhaps it’s because the protagonist is one easy to either love or hate. The book is wonderful, plain and simple. I enjoyed this very much and identified with the voice on almost every level, especially during Clarke Charles BrackettRichard L. Nessun lettore, tranne i progettisti della Smart e pochi altri, avrebbero colto il riferimento. The first person narrator and protagonaist is a profoundly unlikeable, irrational, self-sabotaging emotional cripple.

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Want to Read saving…. Hopefully lesson learned for the future Stiamo parlando di Adelphi qui, eh! Given a choice between the rational and the irrational, he usually chooses the latter and then spends several pages justifying his perverse behaviour to himself.

He cannot free himself from the grip of the powerful producer Jay Cromwell, who wants him to recut the last great film of the legendary director Arthur Houseman and make it more commercial. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I heard about it from one of Ebert’s articles and decided to check it out.


That’s steev I can say. This is as much a novel about self-discovery as it is about self-destruction. He is fifty, overweight, a heavy drinker and chain smoker.

A novel like Karoo. Refresh and try again. De esta forma, Steve Tesich escribe su propia obra maestra. Steve Tesich has grounded his story in the highly recognizable world of New York in the late-eighties, a milieu of unscrupulous West Coast producers, dry cleaning, tesicg and fantasies of escape.

Though the ending – like Karoo’s life – is bittersweet if not a bit grimI ended up loving the reading of this story overall. Tampoco es que el personaje lo pretenda: The pathos and emotion are so true and stwve that the book is going to resonate with you long after you read it. Views Read Edit View history.