TALK by Linda Rosenkrantz

TALK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Talk. . .. nothing but loose talk? Yes, really LOOSE. There's nothing these three won't say. Aloud. It's sort of a triologue between Emily and Marsha and Vincent--he's a homosexual, and they're spending a very positive summer in East Hampton. They've been going to analysis for years. Did it help? Not noticeably, although most of this is couched in the Idiom. Well, does anything happen? Hard to say, except for Vincent's anxiety attack on the beach. Mostly it's blablabla about food and sex and their wallflowered adolescence and their deflowered thereafter and lots of people would agree with Vincent that he doesn't want a woman who's ""slept around the way you have and who uses the word ----- so much."" Oh, that's just the ""prudistic ethic."" But is it any fun? Now you're being hostile, really hostile. But I guess you could say they do their thing with cheeky imperviousness. H. ""You just said something very profound and you didn't even realize it.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1968
Publisher: Putnam