Play Resumed

Play Resumed : A Journal

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Fully equal to its successful predecessor, Interplay: a Kind of Commonplace Book (OUP 1995), this volume has the same breadth, the same wide range of reference, the same sharp eye for the symptomatic incident, the same revealing pronouncements. It's very funny, very serious, notable not only for its good sense, but its wisdom. The fruit of exceptionally wide reading, the quotations in Play Resumed constitute a fine miniature anthology. From religion to soap opera, computers to childhood, Enright observes keenly, sardonically, always sympathetically.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 20mm | 361g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192881086
  • 9780192881083

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D.J.Enright's Play Resumed: A journal ... is ... always entertaining and often profound. Robert Conquest, TLS D.J. Enright is one of the outstanding writers of his generation - an admirable poet, a wise critic and much else besides ... the whole book is notable for wit and insight; it is a book to read, and it will be a book to revisit. John Gross, Sunday Telegraph He is a supremely subtle and incorrigibly humorous person of letters, who is as sharply critical of his own words and sentences as of those of others. New York Times Books Reviewshow more

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