Rick Harsch You tube channel Writing Master Class


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Rick Harsch You tube channel Writing Master Class

Apr 15, 2020, 4:24pm

If nothing else watch the agent series




(I had a major problem in a bank today, which explains the opening of the third video)

you are also all invited to a discussion group on goodreads The Assassination of Olof Palme discussion group


Apr 16, 2020, 6:01pm

Just great Rick

Apr 16, 2020, 7:12pm

Thanks, someone is out there. By the way, I just pulled my two books The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas and Walk Like a Duck, a Season of Little League Baseball in Italy from River Boat Books due to incompetence, dishonesty, and a couple years worth of general bullshit. Looking for a new publisher.
Meanwhile, currently working on the anthological novel The Assassination of Olof Palme, a People's Novel, which has a discussion group on goodreads: The Assassination of Olof Palme, a People's Novel: I'd love if any of you joined. It just started two days ago.

Edited: Apr 17, 2020, 2:49am

>1 RickHarsch: Great idea! You are a cross between James Joyce and the Big Lebowsky : )

Content = funny
Sound = ok
but please stabilize image !

Apr 17, 2020, 3:47am

A video featuring Rick, snakes and pyromania what's not to like.

Edited: Apr 17, 2020, 11:26am

Luv it, Rick is our Captain Courageous !

Apr 17, 2020, 2:22pm

Given my inate instability, stable images are a CHALLENGE!

Apr 17, 2020, 3:29pm

The medics in London last week were able to stabilize Boris Johnson...
...for the first time in his 53 years

Apr 17, 2020, 7:25pm


Apr 18, 2020, 3:11am

Saint Boris will walk across the River Thames next week. No stopping him now.

Apr 18, 2020, 2:58pm

Has the Olaf Palme book been printed yet ?
How can I order a copy of walk like a duck ?

Apr 18, 2020, 5:18pm

Olof is not finished. It is in progress and needs the people. A contributions or two from you and bas and mac would be great. mac is on the cover so he better do something.

I pulled my books from River Boat due to incompetence and a variety of really awful things I endured over the last year. They were due out may 26.
I have this blurb from the great Steven Moore waiting to go on Eddie V:

"Rick Harsch's word-drunk, transhistorical odyssey The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas--which feels at times like a rollicking collaboration between Fran├žois Rabelais, Hunter S. Thompson, and Thomas Pynchon--is one of the most impressive novels I've read recently."

--Steven Moore, author of The Novel: An Alternative History (2 volumes)

But the publisher wants to sell his remaining 16 advance copies on the release date so he can afford to order more. I have a review coming from a good video review that is likely to generate more interest than that, but anyway you don't go to release date with less than your best copy.

My plan is to seek an alternative locally to print 100 Eddies and 50 ducks, not to be sold in the USA, the corona/samizdat editions. so the books are already at another press being taken seriously, largely because I wrote the moore quote to them. They said that if the books are not for them they would try to help me find someone. Meanwhile if I get these corona/smazdat copies, the reviews can go on and it would be a unique marketing-selling ploy that a US publisher might benefit from. And if not, I would have the damn books in my hands at least.
I thought I had it arranged today, but it fell through. I have two more options. I may know tomorrow or the next day if anything is possible. I had actually borrowed 2800 dollars to pay for printing, but decided that was nuts. So I will give half or more of that back right away and use what i need to make the corona/samizdat work. When i have a copy i will let you know.

Edited: Apr 18, 2020, 5:19pm

Olof is due in a year or more. If I took all I have, plus all has been promised, got it in order, typed all the handwritten writing, I would be a long chapter from the end at about 600 or so pages.

contribute on goodeads, i beg you. we have a group of 20 or more but no one is talking.

Apr 18, 2020, 9:51pm

Steven Moore, is that the bloke with the 'naked women reading' - fetish ?

Apr 18, 2020, 10:31pm

I kind of envision the Olof Palme thing in a Eduardo Galeano Memory of Fire kind of way.

Apr 19, 2020, 7:17am

That does apply to the prerrata section. The rest fumbles into narrative pretty much.

Apr 19, 2020, 7:17am

>14 Macumbeira: That's the one.

Edited: Apr 22, 2020, 12:01am

The Masterclass 'bout the red 'chminker' post-modernistic jacket was very funny!
Where are the bears from Australia ?
And what is a chminker ?


Edited: Apr 22, 2020, 8:13am

Šminker, man--from the german schmink, i think....makeup...

Here is the latest: under a minute and FACTUAL, answering a real question from a former student:


Apr 22, 2020, 11:20am

yes schmink is make-up. Also in Dutch.

Apr 23, 2020, 2:22pm

Great review go a great book.
Do pimp him


Edited: Apr 24, 2020, 4:34am

>23 Macumbeira: thumbed
Is the review more Harsch than Harsch?

Apr 24, 2020, 8:21am

yeah ! I was thinking the same thing Harscher than Harsch ! : )

Apr 24, 2020, 2:15pm

Rick, I am sorry about the River Boat Books deal. I sincerely hope you find a way through. I didn't yet get my copy of Eddie, but I am going to wait and purchase once you land somewhere, rather than send any $ to River Boat.

Apr 24, 2020, 5:59pm

Don't worry, Mac, RBB cannot sell the book. But: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4JUlTLoANI&t=30s

May 11, 2020, 1:31pm