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The Sterile Cuckoo (Norton Paperback Fiction)

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL7456876M
ISBN 100393315355
ISBN 109780393315356
OCLC/WorldCa36671431

A bittersweet story of first love between two misfit, mismatched college students, The Sterile Cuckoo () was Liza Minnelli's second film, earned her the first of two Oscar® nominations, and made her a star. Minnelli plays Pookie Adams, whose mother died giving birth to .


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The Sterile Cuckoo (Norton Paperback Fiction) by John Treadwell Nichols Download PDF EPUB FB2

Having just read The The Sterile Cuckoo book of the Day after seeing (and loving) the film adaptation first I thought Id try another novel of a film I love, The Sterile was a very different ballgame. The film and the book are very different beasts.

The film focuses on the two main characters and, of the two, Pookie dominates; its Liza Minnellis film and she rightly deserved an Oscar nomination IMHO/5(55). The Sterile Cuckoo Unknown Binding – January 1, out The Sterile Cuckoo book 5 stars 35 ratings.

See all 28 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Mass Market Paperback /5(35). Directed by Alan J. Pakula. With Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Anita Alberts.

Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities.

Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in /10(K). The Sterile Cuckoo (Norton Paperback Fiction) Paperback – Novem by John Nichols (Author) out of 5 stars 36 The Sterile Cuckoo book.

See all 24 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(36). The ads for "The Sterile Cuckoo" remind us that you can fall in love for the first time only once in your life.

True enough, but that begs the question of whether Pookie and Jerry are really in love. I doubt it. Their relationship is based more on need: her need to be loved, and his need to make love.

Book reviewers called it "funny," "irreverent," "poignant," "wondrously fresh and alive," "zesty," "affectionate" "a wholly first-rate comic novel" and so forth, yada yada. THE MAGIC The Sterile Cuckoo book (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ), currently a Henry Holt paperback, is a large novel with characters covering 40 years in the "betterment of.

The Sterile Cuckoo is a real gem I bought this book less than a year ago and I've already read it 3 times. Not only is Pookie Adams believable, she's true. She's pathetic and witty, exuberant and the essence of youth.

She's not terribly beautiful and not devastatingly smart, The Sterile Cuckoo book she's by: 1. The Sterile Cuckoo () Showing all 1 items.

Two students from neighboring colleges The Sterile Cuckoo book upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of The Sterile Cuckoo book beyond their experience of capabilities.

Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't. The Sterile Cuckoo was unique enough to hold my interest, per se, but it was something I had no desire to plow through to find out what happened. The book opens with Jerry Payne and Pookie Adams meeting at a bus depot, and she talks to him nonstop, even though he is not all that interested.3/5.

Liza Minnelli is Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed in The Sterile The Sterile Cuckoo book. The film's focus, however, is on Wendell Burton (likewise making his first screen appearance) as reserved young 88%.

The Sterile Cuckoo book The Sterile Cuckoo, is the novel by John tells the story of a quirky young couple whose relationship deepens despite their differences.

A film version of the novel was adapted by Alvin Sargent and directed by Alan J. starred Liza Minnelli and Wendell Burton. ReferencesAuthor: John Nichols. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Sterile Cuckoo Two students, a reserved young man and a quirky young woman, pursue a romantic relationship.

Jerry, a shy young man, waits for a bus to go to his college in upstate New York. "About 56 of the Old World species and 3 of the New World species are brood parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other birds.

The best-known example is the European Common Cuckoo. The cuckoo egg hatches earlier than the host's, and the cuckoo chick grows faster; in most cases the chick evicts the eggs or young of the host species. The Sterile Cuckoo is a movie unusually devoid of close-up shots: in fact it possesses a rather shocking plethora of extreme long shots of action.

That is to say, many of the shots have the appearance of an establishing shot, yet go on for some length and have dialogue overlaid, so that we're clearly watching the plot happening in real time, at.

New York: David McKay, THE STERILE CUCKOO- John Nichols- John McKay-NY- st Edition-1st Printing- Hardcover: 8vo- VG++/VG dj is price-clipped and very lightly soiled with light rubbing and chipped at the head and foot of spine, but stille solid and in mylar- code on inner flap- denoting Jan and 1st Edition- publishers purple cloth with gilt titles on spine is clean, tight Book Edition: 1st Edition-1St Printing.

Editorial Reviews. A sweet coming-of-age story from the late s that seems as if it belongs to an earlier, more innocent era, The Sterile Cuckoo stars Liza Minnelli as an awkward but gregarious college girl who is determined to have her first sexual experience with a shy, naïve young man (played by Wendell Burton).

Director Alan J. Pakula, in his debut film, shows flashes of brilliance in Brand: Olive Films. Predating the subsequent Yuppie movement and taking place during the hippie movement, the settings for The Sterile Cuckoo are purer than WASP New England private colleges circa The film has a simple, sweet and undeniably intoxicating story line of a love relationship between two incoming freshmen attending separate but nearby private.

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Thank you for your patience. A Booklist Best Literary Travel Book () and Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book () “A 4/4(4). THE STERILE CUCKOO. David McKay. New York () First edition. Close to near fine copy in Vg. (Light bumping to text at top edge.

One corner mildly tapped. Couple tiny spots at top edge. Author's FIRST book Seller Rating: % positive. Sterile Cuckoo, The Author NICHOLS, John Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Fine Jacket condition Fine-Quantity available 1 Edition First Printing Binding Hardcover Publisher David McKay Place of Publication New York Date published Bookseller catalogs MODERN FIRSTS;Book Edition: First Printing.

Liza Minnelli is Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed in The Sterile Cuckoo () directed by Alan J. Pakula. In the book she wrote a poem inspired by her lack of fertility that she called "The Sterile Cuckoo." It's about a cuckoo bird and it's very weird.

%0D %0D I thought Liza Minnelli was perfect for the role of the wacky, nutty Pookie. She WAS Pookie.%0D %0D I tried reading the book a long time ago. The Sterile Cuckoo, the first film effort by late director Alan J. Pakula (Klute, Starting Over) is a fairly straightforward, bittersweet tale of first love presented as a touching, coming-of-age character -spoken biology major Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton) encounters bespectacled oddball Pookie Adams (Liza Minnelli) as both are waiting for a bus to take them to their first semesters.

WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOHN NICHOLS, THE STERILE CUCKOO. NICHOLS, John. The Sterile Cuckoo. New York: David McKay, (). Octavo, original purple cloth, original dust jacket. $ First edition of Nichols’ critically praised first novel, inscribed by him, “JFor Stan Beecher, May you always find love and laughter in all your Author: NICHOLS John.

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Wheeler Editor Mike Moschella Makeup Milton Krasner Cinematographer Roland Anderson Art Director Sam O'Steen Editor. A brilliant piece of acting shot in one take, the telephone scene from "The Sterile Cuckoo," Directed by: Alan J. Pakula. Starring: Liza Minnelli & Wendell Burton.

As lensed by venerated cinematographer Milton Krasner, The Sterile Cuckoo‘s image is heavily influenced by the late-’60s trend toward a kind of “soft realism,” established by the likes of Conrad L. Hall, Burnett Guffey, and Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman.

As such, almost any halfway competent Blu-ray transfer will do, and Olive /5. They called it, punishingly enough, The Sterile Cuckoo, from John Nichols’ novel of the same name. Yeah, someone went and wrote a book about us, too.

Like we existed to be made into art. Of course, the names have been changed to protect the – presumed – innocents. Which is fine. Helps gain perspective. These kids seem like different. If so Cuckoo is the name of any of various related birds of the family Cuculidae, having grayish-brown plumage and a slender body.

Asked in Medical Definitions and Word Differences Does sterile. Other articles where The Sterile Cuckoo is discussed: Alan J. Pakula: Early life and work: Pakula directed his first film, The Sterile Cuckoo. Based on a novel by John Nichols, it traced the evolution of a relationship between an eccentric coed (Liza Minnelli) and the young man from another college with whom she falls in love (Wendell Burton).

The Sterile Cuckoo is a wonderful story of a college romance. It shows the coming of age of a young man who falls in love with a quirky girl and his best friends. Since the book takes its course over the period of a couple of years, we see Jerry Payne, the protagonist, flourish into /5(25).

Get this from a library. The sterile cuckoo. [John Treadwell Nichols] -- Eighteen-year-old Jerry Payne first meets Pookie Adams at the Friarsburg, Oklahoma, bus depot and is overwhelmed by her zany, rambling monologue. Over the next two years, Pookie teaches Jerry to grow.

The Sterile Cuckoo starts a bit oddly. Pookie (Liza Minnelli) certainly fits the cuckoo promised by the title, playing a semi-Manic Pixie Dream Girl who quickly falls for dishwater dull Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton) who is obsessed with bugs.

Both on their way to college for their first semesters, Pookie quickly sticks herself like glue to the /5(). The sterile cuckoo.

[John Treadwell Nichols] -- A funny and pathetic account of the beginning and end of an offbeat love affair between two crazy but appealing college kids. Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Treadwell Nichols. Find more information about: ISBN: X The Sterile Cuckoo The Sterile Cuckoo is a kook named Pookie, a wacky, wisecracking motherless, outrageously adorable, collegiate gamin [from a novel by Jack Nichols] who comes on like gangbusters.

One of the novels that still charms since it was written until now is John Nichols' first novel, The Sterile Cuckoo; the book is considered a book that keeps the heart of the college love. Many publishers confirm the importance of this novel.

For example, in the book back-cover a review by Publishers Weekly states, "Dazzling [the] funny. The Sterile Cuckoo is not as good as it should have been because it lacks consistency of tone. But parts of it are awfully good, and Miss Minnelli is one hell of an actress.

The Sterile Cuckoo (starring Liza) #23 Posted: 10/22/12 at pm I haven't read the book, so I could be way off, but to me I think Pookie's situation has parallels to the cuckoo bird.

The "Sterile Cuckoo" is Pookie. She never was pdf. In the book she writes pdf dumb poem, and the title derives from that too. It goes: "Oh hi-ho in the lavender woods A sterile cuckoo is crying: Oh, hi-ho in the lavender snow A sterile cuckoo is dying.

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The Stubble Field by Nichols, Mary Hardback Book Seller Rating: % positive. Wendell Burton, who made his ebook debut opposite Liza Minnelli in 's The Sterile Cuckoo and appeared in touchstone s fare like Go Ask .