No-body by Richard Foreman
A Novel in Parts

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Reminiscent of the prose work of Beckett, this novel in parts moves the reader through rituals of question and response, and are every bit as mesmerizing and surprising as Foreman's plays. Fans of his theater work will recognize the jolting, quirky humor, his obsession with exploring the mind's slippery territories and his iconoclastic approach to language. Like works such as Sam Shepard's Cruising Paradise and the writings of Artaud, No-Body will be read not only for the pleasure of it but also for clues, not only about theater but about living. Part fable, part slapstick comedy, part metaphysical roadmap, No-Body is a brilliant re-invention of the novel for our time.
 

About Richard Foreman

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Richard Foreman founded the Ontological-Hysteric theatre in 1968. The theatre is currently in the historic St. Marks Church, where he rehearses and produced one of his new plays each year, each play performing for 16 weeks every winter.
 
Published November 1, 1996 by Overlook Hardcover. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Foreman, founder of the avant-garde Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York City and a six-time Obie winner, offers a first collection of cryptic, playful, deeply weird tales.

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""Eddie thought ideas got pressed between the pages of a book like fruit,"" writes avant garde theater director Foreman (My Head Was a Sledgehammer: Six Plays) in his first novel.

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