TWILIGHT BAR by Arthur Koastler


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A play, not intended for presentation, which projects -- semi-allegorically, an anonymous island republic which is given an opportunity to redeem human misery when Alpha and Omega come down from the heavens and allot them three days in which to raise their Happiness Quotient. Money, labor, strife is abolished -- happiness becomes the one and only obligation. Henry, son of the leading plantation owner, is free to marry the girl he loves and not the girl of his mother's choice, until at the end of three days, Alpha and Omega return to their spirit worlds and the people revert to the misery they actually prefer...This seems off Koestler's track and lacks his usual brilliance of thought and expression. Of doubtful appeal.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1945
Publisher: Macmillan