Essays (Unabridged)


Written By: Wallace Shawn

Written By: Wallace Shawn

Length:4 hours and 42 minutes

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Audiobook Summary: Whether writing about the genesis of his plays, such as Aunt Dan and Lemon ; discussing how the privileged world of arts and letters takes for granted the work of the "unobtrusives", the people who serve our food and deliver our mail; or describing his upbringing in the sheltered world of Manhattan's cultural elite, Shawn reveals a unique ability to step back from the appearance of things to explore their deeper social meanings. He grasps contradictions, even when unpleasant, and challenges us to look, as he does, at our own behavior in a more honest light. He also finds the pathos in the political and personal challenges of everyday life.