Amputation: Texts for an Extraordinary Spectacle

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Xenos Books, 2003 - Drama - 173 pages
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Drama. Theater. Translated from the Norwegian by Solrum Hoaas and Esther Greenleaf Murer. The Norwegain iconoclast Jens Bjorneboe described this work as "a wild, almost surrealistic play--partly sinister, partly comic...directed against those forms of society that do not allow room for people who think differently from those in power." In the horrible world of AMPUTATION the dissident individual who cannot be normalized by conditioned reflexes may yet serve society--in the medical sense. Bjorneboe wrote two versions of the play, and both are included here, along with supplemental texts.

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A brutal, courageously defiant drama dealing with injustice and the ultimate destruction of the world. Nobody out there in the literary universe like Jens Bjørneboe. Certainly a treasure. The book is also loaded with letters, essays, and critical analysis of, and about, Jens Bjørneboe. Read full review

Amputation: Texts for an Extraordinary Spectacle

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Included here are two versions of Norwegian playwright Bjirneboe's surrealistic experimental play Amputation (1960), translated into English for the first time by Hoaas, along with supplementary ... Read full review


The Amputation 1964
Work on a Second Version 19691970
Amputation 1970

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