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The Unexpected Man

The Unexpected Man

by Yasmina Reza
     
 

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A train compartment. A man and a woman. In a series of dazzling internal monologues, the man, a novelist, muses on his latest work, and considers life and the futility of writing. The woman thinks of her life in the full knowledge that the man she is facing is the novelist she admires and whose latest work she has tucked in her handbag.

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A train compartment. A man and a woman. In a series of dazzling internal monologues, the man, a novelist, muses on his latest work, and considers life and the futility of writing. The woman thinks of her life in the full knowledge that the man she is facing is the novelist she admires and whose latest work she has tucked in her handbag.

Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
Reza's artful play may persuade you that there is nothing of greater value in all the world than a brief encounter between strangers on a train.
NY Daily News
This is a subtle, touching work about lonely people who allow only their imaginations to run wild.
NY Post
...an elegant, witty little play full of sad observations about life and loneliness, about the ways fantasies can shape encounters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822217930
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Yasmina Reza, born in Paris in 1959, is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Her first play, Conversations Après un Enterrement (Conversations After a Burial) won her the 1987 Molière Award for Best Author along with a Johnson Foundation Award and a SACD New Talent Award. Her other works for the theater include Art and The Unexpected Man, among others. She lives in Paris.

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