By David Ives

ISBN-10: 067975928X

ISBN-13: 9780679759287

the area in line with David Ives is a really upload position, and his performs represent a digital rigidity try out of the English language -- and of the audience's ability for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes known as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wants are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, quick, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language within which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as mesmerizing and puzzling, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback version of Ives's performs comprises "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the demise of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The paintings of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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