The Precipice and Other Catastrophies

The Precipice and Other Catastrophies

by Raymond Federman
     
 


Drama. This book contains a long drama, The Precipice, and two shorter plays--Act without Words for the Hand and Who Will Crack First. Renowned experimentalist Raymond Federman was born in France in 1928 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1947. He has published eight novels, four volumes of poetry, four books of criticism, and numerous articles, essays, poems, plays,…  See more details below

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Drama. This book contains a long drama, The Precipice, and two shorter plays--Act without Words for the Hand and Who Will Crack First. Renowned experimentalist Raymond Federman was born in France in 1928 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1947. He has published eight novels, four volumes of poetry, four books of criticism, and numerous articles, essays, poems, plays, and stories. His novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. SPD carries a number of books by Raymond Federman including AUNT RACHEL'S FUR, THE VOICE IN THE CLOSET and MY BODY IN NINE PARTS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974355405
Publisher:
Make Now Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
83
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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Raymond Federman (1928-2009) was one of the most significant fiction writers of recent generations. Federman emigrated to the US in 1947 following the deaths of his mother, father, and two sisters in the extermination camp at Auschwitz. His early experiences in the US included being a American paratrooper in Korea, a saxophone player in Detroit, and a dishwasher and student in Columbia University, before earning a PhD at UCLA and becoming one of the first American critical promoters of the work of Samuel Beckett. Federman taught literature and creative writing at SUNY-Buffalo for 35 years. His numerous experience, exploits, and linguistic inventions have become the basis for nearly than thirty books of fiction, poetry, and criticism, translated into German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Rumanian, Hebrew, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, and Swahili. Federman has also been the recipient of numerous awards in the US and abroad, including the American Book Award for Smiles on Washington Square. An important theorist of contemporary writing, Federman always insisted on the integration and inseparability of memory and imagination, fact and fiction. "I have to still believe," he once said in an interview, "as I often do, that one of these days around a street corner I'm going to meet my sisters."

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