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The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie
     

The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie

by Albert Innaurato
 
THE STORY: Benno Blimpie is an enormously fat and desperately unhappy young man who is literally eating himself to death. Rejected by his coarse family, and a world which holds him in contempt, Benno watches bitterly as the history of his life is played out in scene after scene around him. His foul-mouthed, unloving mother; his gross, derisive father; his

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THE STORY: Benno Blimpie is an enormously fat and desperately unhappy young man who is literally eating himself to death. Rejected by his coarse family, and a world which holds him in contempt, Benno watches bitterly as the history of his life is played out in scene after scene around him. His foul-mouthed, unloving mother; his gross, derisive father; his sex-obsessed grandfather, who courts disaster with a teenaged nymphet—all subject him to derision and scorn. Trapped beneath Benno's gross exterior there is a sensitive and feeling person, with needs that cry out for fulfillment. But he learns that a love of beauty is not enough and, trapped within his ugliness, he can only shut himself away and methodically eat himself into oblivion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822211679
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1977
Pages:
37

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