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Monster in a Box | [Spalding Gray]

Monster in a Box

Despite all the pain writing causes him, Spalding fans are always grateful for the finished product! In this monologue, Spalding meanders in and out of anecdotes as he recounts how his 1900-page novel came to fruition. Browse other Spalding Gray monologues.
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When Spalding Gray first arrived in New York City in 1959, it was to become a writer of great sprawling novels. He got sidetracked into the theater for 30 years until one day his literary agent said, "I think you've got a novel inside you." Instead of elective surgery, Spalding sat down to write if he could, or pace floors in different cities plumbing the depths of writer's block if he couldn't. In this recording, Gray, now one of America's premiere monologists, performs Monster in a Box, the story of one man's struggle against publication, the writing of a 1900-page manuscript that became the much smaller Impossible Vacation. Gray recounts the horrors of putting one word after another, and another, and another...

Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature

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    One great feature of audible is that if you've purchased this already, you get to download this hugely improved version!

    I can only hope they do the same for "Terrors of Pleasure."

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    Spalding, as usual is brilliant, but if you are sensitive to audio quality you might want to pass on this one.

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