Marisol and other plays
Paperback, 197 pages ISBN: 9781559361361Publication Date:
1 Sep 1997
Size: 217mm x 137mm£18.99

Marisol and other plays

By José Rivera

Paperback £18.99

A collection of plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, bearing his hallmark traits of magic realism and expressionism.

'his plays are voluptuous, fantastic, sweet, gritty, unashamedly romantic, fearlessly absurd, heart-wrenching and funny' - Donald Margulies

Press Quotes

'Surrealism, magic realism, expressionism, alternate-world realism – Rivera's tortured triange of father, daughter and son-in-law writhes across the entire map of modern Hispanic literature, in a beautifully lofty English – unsettling, disturbing, rich with excitement and hope'

Village Voice on 'Each Day Dies With Sleep'

'Shot through with a fierce Baudelairean poetry of decomposition, Rivera shares with the later Strindberg not only a passion for new non-material theatrical forms, but also a messianic mission to replace old and dying creeds with vibrant new visions'

New Republic on 'Marisol'

'Rivera backs up his bizarre narrative conceits with real wisdom about things like love and age and America with a rich and funny verbal texture'

Wall Street Journal on 'Cloud Tectonics'

'a genuine poet of the theatre'

Chicago Sunday Times
Paperback, 197 pages ISBN: 9781559361361Publication Date:
1 Sep 1997
Size: 217mm x 137mm£18.99

Also by José Rivera:

Boleros for the Disenchanted and other plays
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and other plays

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