The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds

A Drama in Two Acts

Book - 1971
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Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1971. A drama about a disturbed mother whose dreams have been shattered and who vents her frustrations on her daughters.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1971
ISBN: 9780060268299
0060268298
Branch Call Number: 812.54/ZIN BRMA
812.54/ZIN

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mikey69
Aug 04, 2020

In this two act multi-generational study of the women of the Hunsdorfer clan, Zindel gives a compelling and affectionate account of a family in the depths of dysfunction. It is a toxic atmosphere they live in, yet we're reminded there is hope for them as we witness flowers springing from an environment equally inhospitable.

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zgatsby2000
Oct 27, 2018

Saw the movie many years ago starring Joanne Woodward and it was great. Wish it was available from the library. Same with "The Wizard of Loneliness". So wonderful but somehow not available.

ElspethGlenn Mar 22, 2013

An amazing classic play for female actresses - one adult and two youth.

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mikey69
Aug 04, 2020

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS (Bantam Books, $1.50) is Paul Zindel's 1970 classic - and award-winning - play about toxic environments. On one side, we have young Tillie's science experiment which examines the effects of radiation on marigold's. On the other, we have the Hunsdorfers in all their glorious dysfunction, suffering a toxic environment of their own making. The one ray of hope Zindel offers us for the Hunsdorfers: some of the marigolds, despite being exposed to radiation, are thriving. Perhaps one day the family will too.

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mikey69
Aug 04, 2020

Zindel gives a compelling and affectionate account of a family in the depths of dysfunction.
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