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Monster in a Box
     

Monster in a Box

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by Spalding Gray
 

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For some time now, writer-actor-performance artist Spalding Gray has been carrying around with him a monster: a manuscript of a novel called Impossible Vacation, a book that at last sighting weighed in at about 1,800 pages. Monster in a Box is a guided tour between the stations of his writing block, which include a field trip to Nicaragua, a disastrous guest

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For some time now, writer-actor-performance artist Spalding Gray has been carrying around with him a monster: a manuscript of a novel called Impossible Vacation, a book that at last sighting weighed in at about 1,800 pages. Monster in a Box is a guided tour between the stations of his writing block, which include a field trip to Nicaragua, a disastrous guest appearance at the Moscow film festival, and a stint in Los Angeles hunting down the fabled few who have never written a screenplay. Hilarious and poignant, Monster in a Box is further proof that Gray has not only captured the dangerous spirit of our age but swallowed it whole.

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"Gray fishes up so much of the glory and chaos of our times....Talking about himself -- with candor, humor, imagination -- he ends up talking about all of us." -- Washington Post

"Gray's deepest, most self-questioning piece...wildly, unpredictably witty, wide-ranging and quirky, but also sneakily profound. -- Newsday

"Spalding Gray may be the nation's outstanding storyteller. He has never been better." -- Los Angeles Times

"[Gray is] the perfect raconteur for our times." -- New York Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679737391
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/25/1992
Edition description:
A Vintage original, 1st ed
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Spalding Gray was born and raised in Rhode Island. A cofounder of the acclaimed New York City theater company the Wooster Group, he appeared on Broadway and in numerous films, including Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields, David Byrne’s True Stories, Garry Marshall’s Beaches, and as the subject of the 2010 Steven Soderbergh documentary, And Everything is Going Fine. His monologues include Sex and Death to the Age 14, Swimming to CambodiaMonster in a BoxGray’s Anatomy, and It’s a Slippery Slope. He died in 2004.

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