A Bizarre Will: And Other Plays

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Red Dust, Incorporated, 1989 - Drama - 81 pages
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Seven plays, first aired over Radio Stuttgart. Pinget of the novels sharply and powerfully focused on a smaller scene with fewer voices. The plays are translated by Barbara Wright who has been called "Pinget's voice in English." Pinget's plays were featured at the Avignon Festival in the summer of 1987 and at Ubu Repertory Theater, New York in 1988.

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About the author (1989)

Before deciding to write professionally, Pinget practiced law in his native city of Geneva and studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He is one of the less accessible of the so-called new novelists and has seemed little interested in attracting a large following. Nevertheless, The Inquisitory, awarded the 1962 Prix des Critiques, became a bestseller in France. It is essentially a monologue, a deaf old servant's meandering, half-truthful responses to the terse questions of an interrogator seeking information on a man who has vanished. As the old man speaks, he brings to light all of the vice and corruption of what appears to be a placid provincial town. In 1965 Pinget's Quelqu'un (Someone), about a man's search for a scrap of paper, won the Prix Femina. In addition to his work as a novelist, Pinget has also written a number of plays.

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