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Travesties

Stoppard, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0394499301 / ISBN 13: 9780394499307
Published by Grove Press, 1975
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99 pp. cocked and cheap paper is turning else very good with d.j. that has one short closed tear. Bookseller Inventory # 20678

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Title: Travesties

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First.

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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Taking Carr as his core, Stoppard spins this historical coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profoundly influential men in a germinal Europe as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholy riveting memory of an aging Henry Carr.

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Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves a Favor, Arcadia, Jumpers, The Real Thing, and The Invention of Love.

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