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2011  HC Süddeutsche Zeitung Bibliothek
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This is one out of 20 books on humor edited by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest newspaper.


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TITLE
T.C. Boyle
Willkommen
in Wellville
(The Road to Wellville)


SUMMARY
Süddeutsche Zeitung Collection of 20 Favorite Humorous Novels:
The Road to Wellville is a 1993 novel. Set in Battle Creek, Michigan during the early days of breakfast cereals, the story includes a historical fictionalization of John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of corn flakes.

The SZ Library of Humor

  1. Woody Allen
  2. Eckhard Henscheid
  3. Fay Weldon
  4. Boris Vian
  5. Heinrich Böll
  6. P.G. Wodehouse
  7. V.S. Naipaul
  8. Tom Robbins
  9. T.C. Boyle
  10. Ernst Augustin
  11. Thomas Berger
  12. Ror Wolf
  13. Roald Dahl
  14. Paul Murray
  15. Robert Gernhardt
  16. Tom Sharpe
  17. Peter Ustinov
  18. Gregor von Rezzori
  19. David Lodge
  20. Gerhard Polt

The title comes from an actual booklet called The Road to Wellville written by C.W. Post, a former patient at the sanitarium who was inspired by his diet there to found his own cereal business. Post used to give out his booklet in boxes of Grape-Nuts cereal. In the novel, Lightbody brings up this phrase and incurs Kellogg's wrath.

The Road to Wellville was adapted into a movie in 1994, directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, and John Cusack.

This is number 9 out of 20 books edited by Süddeutsche Zeitung Bibliothek.

My cover art shows a woman and her doctor sitting in a paper boat together. Stylewise, I used a thin ink pen and some gray to add depth to the image.


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20 Lieblingsbücher ausgewählt von der Feuilletonredaktion der Süddeutschen Zeitung

Humor hat viele Facetten. Die Süddeutsche Zeitung Bibliothek des Humors zeigt den ganzen Reigen literarischen Humors – skurril, satirisch, makaber, hintergründig, böse, ironisch, oder einfach lustig.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg ist Chef des luxuriösen Sanatoriums all American Zauberberg, einem Wallfahrtsort für die gesundheitsbewusste Oberschicht der USA. Unter seinen Patienten befindet sich auch Will Lightbody, der vom Doktor auf eine qualvolle Diät gesetzt wird. Sein einziger Trost ist die kurvenreiche Schwester Irene, doch Dr. Kellogg hält nur wenig von Wills sexuellen Avancen. Der satirische Roman des Erfolgsautors T.C. Boyle wurde 1994 mit Anthony Hopkins in der Hauptrolle verfilmt.

Edited by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's Largest Newspaper: The 20 Funniest Books Ever

The Road to Wellville is a 1993 novel. Set in Battle Creek, Michigan during the early days of breakfast cereals, the story includes a historical fictionalization of John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of corn flakes. The title comes from an actual booklet called The Road to Wellville written by C.W. Post, a former patient at the sanitarium who was inspired by his diet there to found his own cereal business. Post used to give out his booklet in boxes of Grape-Nuts cereal. In the novel, Lightbody brings up this phrase and incurs Kellogg's wrath. The Road to Wellville was adapted into a movie in 1994, directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, and John Cusack.

 

T.C. Boyle: The Road to Wellville

T. C. Boyle, geb. 1948 in Peekskill, New York im Hudson Valley, war Lehrer an der dortigen High-School und publizierte während dieser Zeit seine ersten Kurzgeschichten. Heute lebt er in Kalifornien und unterrichtet an der University of Southern California in Los Angeles Creative Writing.

Tom Coraghessan Boyle (*1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. Since the mid 1970s, he has published twelve novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his third novel, World's End, which recounts 300 years in upstate New York. Many of Boyle's novels and short stories explore the baby boom generation, its appetites, joys, and addictions.

Alle 20 Bände erscheinen als Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag und Lesebändchen. EUR 8,90 pro Band oder EUR 138,- für die Gesamtreihe.

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