Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill
Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill


In Fool For Love, in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, transient lovers May and Eddie spin around in a room in a relentless struggle for power and truth. Through recollections and dreams, multiple versions of a fierce and fatal love story are told.

The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing His Wife, another kind of love story in the form of a comic operetta, takes a distaff view of the Southwest's legendary cowpuncher and his mate Slue-foot Sue, with irreverent commentary on American heroes and heroics.

"No one knows better than Sam Shepard that the true American West is gone forever, but there may be no writer alive more gifted at reinventing it out of pure literary air."--Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Mr. Shepard is the most deeply serious humorist of the American theater, and a poet with no use whatever for the 'poetic.' He brings fresh news of love, here and now, in all its potency and deviousness and foolishness, and of many other matters as well."--Edith Oliver, The New Yorker

Title Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill
Author Sam Shepard
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading DRA000000 DRAMA
PER000000 PERFORMING ARTS
Title First Published 01 December 1983
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 150 p.
ISBN-10 0872861503
ISBN-13 9780872861503
Publication Date 01 December 1983
Main content page count 150
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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