Letters from Max : A Book of Friendship Hardback
by SARAH RUHL, Max Ritvo
A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2018 In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet.
He was also in remission from pediatric cancer. Over the next four years--in which Ritvo's illness returned and his health declined, even as his productivity bloomed--the two exchanged letters that spark with urgency, humor, and the desire for connection.
Reincarnation, books, the afterlife as an Amtrak quiet car, good soup: in Ruhl and Ritvo's exchanges, all ideas are fair, nourishing game, shared and debated in a spirit of generosity and love. "We'll always know one another forever, however long ever is," Ritvo writes. "And that's all I want--is to know you forever." Studded with poems and songs, Letters from Max is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Milkweed Editions
- Publication Date: 27/09/2018
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9781571313690
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