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The Day Room (Uncorrected Proof): Delillo, Don

The Day Room (Uncorrected Proof)

Delillo, Don

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ISBN 10: 0394569180 / ISBN 13: 9780394569185
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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UNCORRECTED PROOF. Promotional piece stapled to inside front cover, publication information neatly printed on front cover. A clean, unread copy of a SCARCE proof!. Bookseller Inventory # 000790

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Title: The Day Room (Uncorrected Proof)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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"The Day Room", Don DeLillo's first play, is a black comedy that explores the chaos caused when the onlooker is unsure of the status of a team of medics in a psychiatric unit. Are they really bona fide staff or patients just pretending to be?

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DeLillo ( The Names, White Noise) is a well known novelist with a loyal following; this is his first play. As one would expect, it is a fractured view of reality, a black comedy. For those who thought absurdism was finished as a stage language, here it is, full blown, still able to puzzle, shock, and amuse. Set in a hospital, the play rapidly destroys the distinctions between patients and staff until it is impossible to tell who is ill and who is not. Our fears of hospitals, death, and insanity are allowed full reign. Language breaks down, and finally, the perception of reality dissolves into questions about personal identity and the possibility of meaningful communication. This is not for everyone, but it plays well. A new turn in DeLillo's career. Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.
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