THE HURT BUSINESS
OLIVER MAYER'S EARLY
WORKS [+] PLUS
edited by William A. Nericcio
$24.95 first edition available NOW via Amazon.com
interviews, essays, criticism & photography by Jorge Huerta, Caridad Svich, Tommy
Tompkins, and the one and only Howard Stein!
HURT BUSINESS: OLIVER MAYER'S EARLY WORKS [+] PLUS, edited
by William A. Nericcio, contains the full, edited, updated scripts from Oliver Mayer's plays YOUNG VALIANT,
THE HEAT and JOY OF THE DESOLATE; it also includes interviews with
critical analyses, photographs, ephemera, and other textual surprises. Mayer, an Associate Professor
at USC's School of Theatre did his undergraduate work at Worcester
Oxford and Cornell University, where he graduated--his MFA was
at Columbia University. Mayer, whose literary papers are archived at the
Stanford University Libraries, was voted one of the nation's "100 Coolest"
people by BUZZ Magazine in the late 90s, and, having survived this brush
with fame and fortune, his work continues to grow and evolve positioning
him as one of the more singular post-movimiento
Chicano voices in the American
Arts scene. Hyperbole Books, an imprint of SDSU Press, is thrilled to
showcase his early works in this handsome illustrated edition.