`Do you mind if we talk while we...'"" (Ellen- Scene I) ""Talk about what?"" ""Love Play."" ""It's been talked to death--...

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LOVE PLAY

`Do you mind if we talk while we...'"" (Ellen- Scene I) ""Talk about what?"" ""Love Play."" ""It's been talked to death-- fore and after."" ""No, I don't mean that. Love Play. It's a new novel written like a play with audiovisual directions (""squirming"" ""heaving"" ""panting"" even ""blushing""). And it's got lots of acts, I mean scenes, made by a red bearded explorer and a disc jockey and a soulful Summa Cum Laude from Amherst and a Reverend and, of course, Ellen."" ""Who's she?"" ""She's sheer sexcitation-- a gal with a tremendous, well, capacity. And she also teaches. Voice."" ""Well, does anything happen?"" ""Not much, even though Ellen gives a pretty good demonstration of the performing art and they all talk, about Gestalt and methodology and..."" ""Is it funny?"" ""In spots...I guess you'd call it pop sex. Real representational."" ""Will anyone read it?"" ""H'mm.... That's the big (Q)"".

Pub Date: May 23, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: New American Library

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966