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The Mother And Other Unsavory Plays

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ISBN-10: 1557831394

ISBN-13: 9781557831392

Edition: 1993

Authors: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Daniel Gerould, Jan Kott, C. S. Durer

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Edited and translated by Daniel Gerould and C.S. Durer, foreword by Jan Kott. Painter, playwrights, novelist, aesthetician, philosopher, and expert on drugs, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz - or Witkacy, as he called himself - remains Poland's outstanding figure in the arts between the two world wars. This volume brings together three of Witkiewicz's best works for the stage as well as a selection from his critical writing. The plays deal with the author's principal themes and obsessions: the dilemma of the artist in the twentieth century; the revolutions in science and politics; and the bankruptcy of all ideology, the decline of western civilization, and the coming of totalitarianism. Yet, far…    
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.56" wide x 8.02" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Forewordp. 9
General Introductionp. 21
The Motherp. 53
Theyp. 105
The Shoemakersp. 157
Appendix I: On A New Type of Playp. 233
Appendix II: Major Works by Witkiewiczp. 241
Selected Bibliographyp. 245
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