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Unexpected Man By Yasmina Reza

Unexpected Man

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A famous author takes a train journey and sits opposite an unknown woman who's reading his latest book, "The Unexpected Man". He observes her reading the novel but affects not to notice. Likewise, she pretends not to recognise that he is the writer. In bizarre, self-obsessed monologues these two characters relate memories, fears and ideas.
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Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza

A famous author takes a train journey and sits opposite an unknown woman who's reading his latest book, "The Unexpected Man". He observes her reading the novel but affects not to notice. Likewise, she pretends not to recognise that he is the writer. In bizarre, self-obsessed monologues these two characters relate memories, fears and ideas, never actually exchanging conversation until the very end of the piece. Entertaining and intellectually stimulating, Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's disquieting play explores the 'nostalgia of what doesn't occur', and raises questions about the ambiguous relationship between writers and readers.

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"Enthralling . . . A stimulating, amusing, perceptive play." --"The Daily Telegraph"
"A consummately elegant translation by Christopher Hampton." --"The Independent on Sunday"
"Crisply translated . . . Delicate, witty, neatly constructed and peppered with irony. It captures the slippery, fleeting nature of the possibilities that surround us." --"Financial Times "

About Yasmina Reza


Yasmina Reza is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes. Her plays, Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3, A Spanish Play and The God of Carnage have been produced worldwide and translated into thirty-five languages. Novels include Hammerklavier, Une Desolation, Adam Haberberg, Dans la Luge d'Arther Schopenhauer, Nulle Part and L'Aube le Soir ou la Nuit. Film includes Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz directed by Didier Martiny.

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GOR010718309
Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza
Yasmina Reza
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1998-04-20
80
0571196047
9780571196043
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.