Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
All the World's a Grave by
Add All the World's a Grave to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

All the World's a Grave

Best Seller
All the World's a Grave by
Paperback $12.00
Aug 26, 2008 | ISBN 9780452289864

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Aug 26, 2008 | ISBN 9780452289864

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Aug 26, 2008 | ISBN 9781440629693

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details

Praise

“What a dramatic re-imagination is herein offered us!”—Richard Foreman
 
“The literary Trick of the Year!”—New York Post
 
“A shrewd, gutsy remix that brings the conscience of Shakespeare to our troubled time.”—Spalding Gray 
 
“An inspired bit of bricolage… fascinating and entertaining. Reed clearly loves the Bard. His pastiche contains many of Shakespeare’s best passages, which are always a delight to reread. More impressive, though, Reed fashions from this familiar material a story containing enough surprises to delight even those well versed in the Bard.”—Jack Helbig, Booklist 
 
“What’s destabilizing—and often wildly comical—is not just the rude mash-up of characters and settings violently plucked from their canonical sources but the way in which the power of Shakespeare’s language flickers uneasily, surging and hissing and fizzing out only to revive and fade again as the words play against their new contexts.”—Christianity Today, Favorite Books of 2008
 
“Reed’s performance (classical post-Modernism, I guess you could call it) turned out to be a fabulously imaginative reinvention of existing Shakespearean plays into a completely new one, like a chemistry experiment re-linking polymers into new fabric… wonderfully clear, sophisticated fun.”—Allan Jalon, Huffington Post
 
“Reed caramelizes the Bard’s plays into a great and terrifying world… a dizzying feat of writing and scholarship, and uncannily contemporary in its brew of constant trouble.”—Lynne Tillman
 
“Reed has brought music’s remix culture to literature with stunning results.”—David Gutowski, largehearted boy
 
“Alerted the world to a timbre of postmodern genius never before seen in American letters.”—Rami Shamir, Evergreen Review
 
“A wicked illusionist.”—Los Angeles Journal
 
“This send-up of the bard is both new yet familiar; by using a literary form of montage, Reed plays with our understanding of some of the best known characters from Shakespeare’s oeuvre and creates a work that is eerie in its timeliness.”—Finn Harvor, Rain Taxi

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Be the first to know!
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top