The post-literate society

Carl Remick carlremick at
Wed May 23 16:01:38 PDT 2001

>From: "Gregory Geboski" <ggeboski at>
>As is typical with most conservative whiners, his own ignorance is
>appalling. Were Hemingway and Fitzgerald ever bigger stars than, say, Jack
>Dempsey or Benny Goodman?

Bigger? I dunno. But Hemingway was certainly a pop-cult star of the first magnitude. For instance, he was, I believe, a pitchman for Ballantine Ale or somesuch. The last living novelist I can recall being featured in an ad campaign was Tama Janowitz. BTW, whatever became of her?

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