Vol 27 no.1

4 posts

James Purdy as Playwright: A Retrospective Reading of A Day After the Fair and The Paradise Circus

James Purdy (1914-2009)—a prolific American writer of fiction, drama, poetry, and essays—has been known almost exclusively as a novelist, recognized for his early portrayals of gay characters and themes. Accordingly, scholarship has focused almost entirely on his well-respected novels. Purdy’s most notable contribution to the theatre is indirect, by way […]