edited by William A. Nericcio
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Featuring interviews, essays, criticism & photography by Jorge Huerta, Caridad Svich, Tommy Tompkins, and the one and only Howard Stein!
HE 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, BLADE TO THE HEAT and JOY OF THE DESOLATE; it also includes interviews with Mayer, critical analyses, photographs, ephemera, and other textual surprises. Mayer, an Associate Professor at USC's School of Theatre did his undergraduate work at Worcester College, Oxford and Cornell University, where he graduated--his MFA was completed 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. 

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