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'Sam Shepard's language is sparse and crystal clear. His words appear modest, but they have huge scope.'
This volume is the first collection of Sam Shepard's autobiographical fiction and poetry.
It inspired the award-winning film, Paris, Texas.
'Sam Shepard is the greatest U.S. playwright of his generation. Since 1964 he has mapped out a huge mythic territory...like Whitman, his is vast and contains multitudes, his plays soar over the empty tracts of the Midwest, celebrate the space, energy and naive optimism of the new-found lands.' Time Out
Sam Shepard (1943-2017) was a playwright, actor, author, screen writer, and director whose work is performed on and off Broadway and in other theatres across the US. In 1979, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Buried Child. In 1983, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Right Stuff. His other famous works include True West, A Lie of the Mind, and Curse of the Starving Class.