Wit

Wit

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Vivian Bearing, a specialist in the Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to Donne: probing and rational. During the course of her illness, she reassesses her life and work with profundity and wry humour.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 6mm | 81.65g
  • NICK HERN BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1854594583
  • 9781854594587
  • 37,404

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"Among the finest plays of the decade . . . An original and urgent work of art."--David Lyons, "The Wall Street Journal "A dazzling and humane play you will remember till your dying day."--John Simon, "New York magazine "[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play . . . You will feel bothenlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted."--Peter Marks, "The New York Times "A one-of-a-kind experience: wise, thoughtful, witty and wrenching."--VincentCanby, "The New York Times Year in Review "A thrilling, exciting evening in the theater . . . ["Wit is] an extraordinaryand most moving play."--Clive Barnes, "New York Post "Wit is exquisite . . . an exhilarating and harrowing 90-minute revelation."--Linda Winer, "Newsday "Edson writes superbly . . . [A] moving, enthralling and challenging experiencethat reminds you what theater is for."--Fintan O'Toole, "New York Daily Newsshow more

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10,654 ratings
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5 47% (5,001)
4 33% (3,487)
3 15% (1,624)
2 4% (378)
1 2% (164)
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