Gum
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559362139Publication Date:
8 Jul 2003
Size: 213mm x 138mm£13.99
First Staged:
Center Stage, Baltimore, 1999

Gum

By Karen Hartman

Paperback £13.99

Set in a fictional fundamentalist country where chewing gum is outlawed, Gum explores the human need to tame nature and control desire. Two veiled girls stand in a walled garden, sharing a piece of gum, which serves as a metaphor for pleasure, release, desire, transgression, America, the forbidden, the secret sexual act.

'Sensual, bold, subversive playwriting. Karen Hartman is a writer to watch' - Emily Mann

'Gum is both hilarious and disturbing. It, and its companion The Mother of Modern Censorship - also included in the volume - are superb satires and also compassionate dramatic visions. Karen Hartman is fulfilling her extraordinary early promise' - Harold Bloom

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'A brief, intense, beguiling, sensual, witty, impassioned, deeply moving and brightly burnished gem'

San Francisco Chronicle
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559362139Publication Date:
8 Jul 2003
Size: 213mm x 138mm£13.99
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