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Soul of a whore ; and, Purvis : two plays in verse

Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of America--especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths--with searing honesty and genuine sympathy. These two plays, written in verse at once hypnotic and clear, confirm his position as one of our great verbal stylists and a literary conscience for our times. In  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Johnson
ISBN: 9780374277963 0374277966
OCLC Number: 759174933
Description: vii, 225 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Soul of a whore, and, Purvis
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Features a cast of characters - faith healers, pimps, strippers, actual demons - converges, with unexpected hilarity, as Bess Cassandra awaits execution for the murder of her infant daughter. This  Read more...

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"The raw power of poetically concentrated passion . . . ["Soul of a Whore"] is a resonant fulfillment of the promise in [Johnson's] earlier work . . . [This is] Johnson's best constructed and most Read more...

 
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