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Description - Cruising Paradise: Tales by Sam Shepard

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry.The short stories, journal entries, and dialogues collected in Cruising Paradise take us from a South Dakota motel room, where a man and a woman fight bitterly and part mysteriously, to a Mexican border town, where a mortified actor charms a female bureaucrat by pretending to be Spencer Tracy. Bleak and wildly funny, touching but stringently unsentimental, Sam Shepard's tales map the places where our culture is defined, while giving us our most intimate vision yet of a writer who has become synonymous with the recklessness, stoicism, and solitude of American manhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679742173
ISBN-10: 0679742174
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 16mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard has written forty-five plays, twelve of which have won Obie Awards. In 1979 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Buried Child," and in 1984 he gained an Oscar nomination for his performance in "The Right Stuff." His screenplay for "Paris, Texas" won the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, and he wrote and directed the film "Far North" in 1988. Other plays by Shephard include "Curse of the Starving Class," "True West," "Fool for Love," and "A Lie of the Mind." In 1986 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. "From the Hardcover edition."

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