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    DescriptionOne day, during the British run of "Copenhagen," winner of the Tony Award for best play in 1999, Frayn was presented with a curious package from a London housewife that contained a few faded pages of barely legible German. These pages, apparently found concealed beneath some floorboards, seemed to cast a remarkable new light on the mystery at the heart of the play. While Frayn began to lose all sense of certainty, actor David Burke, who played Niels Bohr in the London production and had some experience with documents of this sort, followed the action with particularly close interest. After the riddle was cracked and the fog had cleared, Frayn and Burke sat down together to ponder the winding trail of the Copenhagen papers. By turns comic and profound, "The Copenhagen Papers" explores the conundrum at the heart of all Michael Frayn's work--human fallibility and the eternal difficulty of knowing why we do what we do.


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    Title
    The Copenhagen Papers
    Subtitle
    An Intrigue
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Frayn, By (author) David Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312421243
    ISBN 10: 0312421249
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC classification: PS
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 822.914
    DC22: 822.914
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    B&T Approval Code: T25060101
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    04 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen "and twelve other plays, including "Noises Off." The most recent of his ten novels is "Spies." David Burke is an actor who has worked extensively with Britain's National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
    Review quote
    "A deliciously intricate, whimsically philosophical little intrigue. . .The greatest fun of "The Copenhagen Papers" is the companionship of Mr. Frayn and Mr. Burke, who take turns writing chapters and display plenty of wry British charm." --"The New York Times" "Comic and intriguing. . .[an] ingenious book about human gullibility and the incomprehensibility of one's own behavior." --"Library Journal" "An entertaining. . .game of historical cat-and-mouse. . . another good yarn from Frayn." --"Kirkus Reviews"