Manage episode 253788102 series 14672
*** It's a Good Expression ***
we publish books for youth
They got dirty in the mud from head to toe.
*** Script ***
What’s a Good Novel?
A little-known, strange writer comes to a publishing house and has an interview with a female editor. She can decide whether to publish his books or not.
W: Well, Mr. Smith, I’ve read your new novel, called “Dirty Thoughts.”
M: Have you? So how do you like it?
W: Well, you should understand that we publish books for youth. We must grow ideals of pure love in young people.
M: My novel is EXACTLY about what you say… about relations…
W: Indeed, there are some very interesting parts. But first, take a look at what you write … “It was a dark rainy day…”
W: “… They got dirty in the mud from head to toe on their way back to their poor and dirty home…he fell on a dirty mattress and he, without taking his dirty boots off….”
M: Oh, yes! That’s the exciting part! What’s wrong?
W: Dirty boots?! No way! That’s inappropriate!
M: But I can rewrite it… For example: “It was a warm sunny day…”
M: “… a count and a countess entered an alcove…”
W: Oh, an alcove ¬– that’s amazing!
M: “…He covered the bed with rose petals…”
W: Yes, fantastic…
M: “…the countess fell on silk pillows. The count took off his boots…”
W: Yes. That’s what I want! Let’s print this one!
M: And then they…
W: Stop, stop, stop! We are not going to rewrite anything after that. After that everything goes right actually. After that part everything must be the same as in the original version.
(Written by Andrei Goncharov)