Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into childhood. Only John Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and exhilarating humor that make Falconer such a triumphant work of the moral imagination.
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These eight plays create a brief sketch of the evolution of plays by women in the early 20th century. The selections range from one acts to full length, and cover a variety of styles. The plays ... Read full review
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