THE DEVIL TO PAY by Dorothy L. Sayers

THE DEVIL TO PAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Miss Sayers' second poetic drama written for and presented at the Festival at Canterbury Cathedral. Here is the story of Faustus retold in prose-poetry, and she has attempted to give a "human interpretation to a supernatural legend." Faustus is pictured as an impulsive, impatient reformer, who bartered his soul to the devil in an attempt to escape the failures of the world he lived in. Miss Sayers amazes one by her versatility. Her interpretation of the legend, based on profound erudition,is forceful. The poetry is modern without modernisms -- lucid -- occasionally very beautiful. For the drama shelf.
Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1939
ISBN: 1610970209
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1939




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