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The Falling Sickness: A Book of Plays.

Edson, Russell.

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ISBN 10: 0811205614 / ISBN 13: 9780811205610
Published by New Directions, New York, 1975
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A Near Fine tight copy with a discreet previous owner name on flyleaf in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. This volume collects four short plays: The Falling Sickness, The Crawlers, The Children, and Ketchup. Edson's turn to the theater reveals a new dimension in his work, a vein of dramatic satire that makes all the more vivid the nightmarish absurdities which underscore so much in our lives. As in his earlier books of illustrated fables, parables, and prose poems, the scale of events is small, though the decibel level is shatteringly high: in each of the four plays, the bewildering wail of a nuclear family giving vent to its pain. If Edsonís microcosm seems unredeemable, it does after all exist in response to the greater world at large, and like the canvases of an Hieronymus Bosch, reveals the secret madnesses at its heart. Bookseller Inventory # 25185

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Title: The Falling Sickness: A Book of Plays.

Publisher: New Directions, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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