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Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled
Dating from the late 60s, this is one of Ellison's stronger short story collections. He's known primarily as a fantasist, but most of these are gritty, down-to-earth tales about anything from an illegal abortion in Mexico ("Neither Your Jenny Nor Mine") and a shy late 20s fellow's introduction to sex in a Nevada brothel, to an old Jewish woman confronting a neo-Nazi, and a prison riot. The two outstanding pieces are "The Return of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgi...
The Glass Teat
This is the first of two book collections of columns Ellison wrote for the Los Angeles Free Press. Dating from Oct. 1968 to January 1970, the subject is ostensibly television criticism (if that doesn't strike you as an oxymoron or an exercise in futility!), and as such it might seem badly dated (who wants to read detailed discussions of Adam-12, Mod Squad, or the Banana Splits show now?), but Ellison comments on many other events of the day -- Yippies an...
The Other Glass Teat
Picking up where _The Glass Teat_ left off, these columns date from February 1970 to March 1972, with a May 1972 coda. Ellison fulminates against racism, sexism, and just plain idiocy in TV programming. There's a lot about a tussle he had with the networks over a script for "The Young Lawyers" (the script is included); his disgust over the "Our Little Miss" Variety Pageant, featuring contestants 3 to 12 years old (which has a certain creepy resonance, po...
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