East Village Tetralogy

East Village Tetralogy

Four Plays Arthur Nersesian. EAST VILLAGE TETRALOGY EAST VILLAGE TETRALOGY FOUR PLAYS BY ARTHUR NERSESIAN This book.

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617750885

Category: Drama

Page: 241

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“Nersesian is this generation’s Mark Twain and the East River is his Mississippi” (Jennifer Belle, author of High Maintenance). These four sharply witty plays—three of which have been staged off Broadway—come from an award-winning playwright, poet, and novelist who has gained a cult following in his native New York City and beyond, and earned a reputation as “one of the wittiest and most perceptive chroniclers of downtown life” (Time Out New York). Included in this volume are: Rent Control Writer’s Bloc Plea Bargains Spare Change “Award-winning playwright Arthur Nersesian has woven an effective dramatic form through four plays, each quite funny in its own way. Each yields very powerful human results while subtly investigating the major social issues of our time.” —Evangelina Borges, Trying Time Press Named Best Indie Novel of the Year by the Montreal Mirror
Categories: Drama

St Marks Is Dead The Many Lives of America s Hippest Street

St  Marks Is Dead  The Many Lives of America s Hippest Street

H. “The East Village New York City: A Walking Tour and Poster.” Brooklyn: Ephemera Press, ca. 2008. ... Greenwich Village and How It Got That Way. New York: Crown, 1990. ... East Village Tetralogy: Four Plays. New York: Akashic Books, ...

Author: Ada Calhoun

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393249798

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool. St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street—from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground—organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared “St. Marks is dead.” In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids—but it has always been a place that outsiders call home. This idiosyncratic work offers a bold new perspective on gentrification, urban nostalgia, and the evolution of a community.
Categories: Social Science

East Village Tetralogy

East Village Tetralogy

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher:

ISBN: 1888451017

Category: East Village (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 288

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Categories: East Village (New York, N.Y.)

The Swing Voter of Staten Island

The Swing Voter of Staten Island

EAST. VILLAGE. TETRALOGY. four plays by Arthur Nersesian 240 pages, a trade paperback original, $14.95 “Award-winning playwright Arthur Nersesian has woven an effective dramatic form through four plays, each quite funny in its own way.

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781933354613

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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The paperback edition of Nersesian's exalted novel published simultaneously with the second installment in Nersesian's The Five Books of Moses series (see previous page).
Categories: Fiction

Dogrun

Dogrun

Arthur Nersesian. dogrun Also by Arthur Nersesian The Fuck-up (novel) East Village Tetralogy.

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451602871

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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mary bellanova came home to her east village apartment, cooked dinner, and fought with her boyfriend, primo. but soon mary realized that primo's silence in front of the tv set was more than just one of his bad moods: primo was actually dead. other guys had abandoned mary before,but primo's exit was by far the most unique. and suddenly mary's life -- defined so far by a string of temp jobs and unfinished short stories -- takes off on a tantalizing adventure as she follows a trail of primo's ex-lovers. arthur nersesian, who created a howling new york odyssey in his smash hit the fuck-up, captures the spirit of the city itself -- jolting and full of surprise -- in this powerful new novel edged with black humor and poignancy.
Categories: Fiction

The Fuck Up

The Fuck Up

Also by Arthur Nersesian East Village Tetralogy (four plays) Tremors & Faultlines: Photopoems of San Francisco (poems) Manhattan Loverboy (novel) New York Complaints (poems) Tompkins Square & Other ||-Fated Riots (poems) |CK-UP Arthur ...

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439184554

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Arthur Nersesian's underground literary treasure is an unforgettable slice of gritty New York City life. This is the darkly hilarious odyssey of an anonymous slacker. He's a perennial couch-surfer, an aspiring writer searching for himself in spite of himself, and he's just trying to survive. But life has other things in store for the fuck-up. From being dumped by his girlfriend to getting fired for asking for a raise, from falling into a robbery to posing as a gay man to keep his job at a porno theater, the fuck-up's tragi-comedy is perfectly realized by Arthur Nersesian, who manages to create humor and suspense out of urban desperation. "Read it and howl," says Bruce Benderson (author of User), "and be glad it didn't happen to you."
Categories: Fiction

Gladyss of the Hunt

Gladyss of the Hunt

by the same author The Fuck-Up Manhattan Loverboy Dogrun Suicide Casanova Chinese Takeout Unlubricated East Village Tetralogy The Swing Voter of Staten Island The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx Mesopotamia Gladyssofthe Hunt ...

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241994

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Grizzled homicide detective Bernie “Burnout” Farrell heads the hunt for a serial killer who is murdering call girls around Times Square. Hoping to set up a stakeout, Farrell recruits tall, blonde, ambitious rookie cop Gladyss Chronou for the investigation. But Gladyss believes her mystical yoga practice can give her an intuitive edge in solving the crimes and sees mythological patterns in the suspects and events they’re investigating. Bernie thinks she’s nuts, but then, he's a little too grounded. In fact, he's on a steady downward spiral: his wife is divorcing him, his longtime partner just died of AIDS, and he's developed a nagging cough since working down at Ground Zero. Gladyss of the Hunt oscillates between chilly street realism and new age mysticism. As their investigation takes Bernie and Gladyss from arty society gatherings to shabby hotels and SROs, the narrative offers a suspenseful, often wittily satirical account of a city that is flashy and glamorous one moment, dark and violent the next.
Categories: Fiction

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia

Arthur Nersesian. Also by Arthur Nersesian The Fuck-Up Manhattan Loverboy dogrun Suicide Casanova Chinese Takeout Unlubricated East Village Tetralogy (plays) The Swing Voter of Staten Island The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx.

Author: Arthur Nersesian

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781936070848

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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“Thoroughly entertaining, with an offbeat sense of humor . . . There’s a solid mystery here, underneath the goofiness” (Booklist). Things have not been going well for journalist Sandy Bloomgarten. Her job went down the drain and her marriage quickly followed. After a lengthy bender, she awakens one morning to the stark realization that she is flat broke. Nonetheless, she’s still a crack reporter, and when a tabloid offers her a freelance assignment in Memphis—just a stone’s throw from her childhood home in Mesopotamia, Tennessee—she takes it. Though sent there for one story, she winds up tracking down another: someone is killing Elvis impersonators who perform at the annual Sing-the-King festival. The few available clues lead her to several unlikely characters: a cheating local minister constantly on the make, a strange band of misfits who only cover Elvis tunes, and a small-town private eye who blew himself up along with his crystal meth lab. As Sandy’s investigation closes, she realizes that she is sitting on what could be the story of the century. The only problem is she can never reveal what she has found . . . “The immortal shadow of Elvis Presley gyrates wildly through this satiric exploration of America’s fascination with tabloid journalism.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

In the Service of Dragons The Complete Tetralogy

In the Service of Dragons  The Complete Tetralogy

Calyin's eyes wandered the hall's vast span, which comprised almost entirely the eastern wing of the old palace. ... the seats had been filled with representatives from each city, village, and burrow across the kingdom and all its ...

Author: Robert Stanek

Publisher: RM Publishing

ISBN: 9781627164443

Category: Fiction

Page: 1158

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Four complete novels. Over 1,000 pages in print. In the Service of Dragons is the continuation of Robert Stanek's multilayered epic fantasy adventure for young adults that began with The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. In his acclaimed The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches books, he introduced us to the story of Ruin Mist, an extraordinary world of magic, adventure, and intrigue. Now in the eagerly awaited follow-up, he once again proves himself a wonderful storyteller with a gift for fast pacing and believable storylines. Already hailed as a classic, Robert Stanek's powerful epic fantasy series has been enjoyed by readers all over the world. The Elves of the Reaches returned from exile, bringing grave news. War came to the Kingdoms, and many perished in the turmoil and unrest. An attempt was made to kidnap a princess and assassinate a king. Now, from the ancient past a dark power returns. "The Fourth Wind blows across the mountain tops," they say. And the Twelve Clans emerge from myth and memory. As prophecy becomes reality, the factions struggle for control only to further divide the lands. Some would say that it was foolish for King Andrew Alder to support the Elves of the Reaches and send men to aid their cause when Men in all lands were being put to the test of steel. And in the North, men back their words with action. Against a backdrop of treachery and intrigue, murder and mayhem, the price of freedom is high. Many will pay with their lives. Many will succumb to imprisonment and enslavement; for when alliances shatter, old hatreds rise anew and the plotting and scheming begin. Bold, inventive, brilliantly imagined, In the Service of Dragons is a novel of magic and wonder-a tale of pure excitement you will not soon forget. *** Links to individual books are included. Extras: Lost chapters and scenes restored; the meeting of Xith and Vilmos as originally written; the story of Ruin Mist completely unaltered to hint at the story's origins in ancient myth and legend. Premium full-color artwork will display as high-quality b+w on standard e-ink readers. "Robert Stanek is one of our most featured and respected Kids & Young Adults authors." -- The Audio Book Store "Word of mouth turned it into a bestseller. Very satisfying." -- The Fantasy Guide "A breathtaking world and an excellent epic fantasy series! This wonderful adventure reminds me of a cross between J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Tad Williams, and C. S. Lewis." "Stanek [has] a penchant for clear and simple prose. He also prefers swift, action-oriented scenes. Solidly built. Stanek moves among his main characters with ease, always switching at a climactic moment to maintain suspense. The accessible, brisk language keeps things moving." --Foreword Magazine "Sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike. Stanek will likely draw a cult following. This guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment." -- VOYA, the leading magazine for Young Adult librarians.
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The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx

The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx

EAST. VILLAGE. TETRALOGY. four plays by Arthur Nersesian 240 pages, a trade paperback original, $14.95 “Award-winning playwright Arthur Nersesian has woven an effective dramatic form through four plays, each quite funny in its own way.

Author: Arthur

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781936070510

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The highly anticipated second volume in Nersesian's The Five Books of Moses.
Categories: Fiction