Red Diaper Baby: 3 Comic Monologues

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Mercury House, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
Fiction. Performing Arts. RED DIAPER BABY includes three comic autobiographical monologues by performer Josh Kornbluth: "The Mathematics of Change," "Haiku Tunnel," and the title piece. Together, and with the author's introduction, the monologues compose a bildungsroman that is both comic and poignant. Kornbluth shows a deep affection for the wild, eccentric characters who people his universe. With a few deft strokes he paints unforgettable portraits, as true as they are funny. Together the monologues achieve real literary form and depth, as we witness a young man coming of age in a world that is anything but conventional. "These monologues have a performer's personality even on the page. They read the way they play: with a delight in neurosis that turns it into intellectual slapstick"—Pauline Kael.

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The best humor is familiar to all but firmly grounded in the real world. Kornbluth's familiar real world is clearly New York from the beginning monolog, "Red Diaper Baby." This first-person account of ... Read full review


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