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The Resource A walk in the woods : a play in two acts, by Lee Blessing

A walk in the woods : a play in two acts, by Lee Blessing

Label
A walk in the woods : a play in two acts
Title
A walk in the woods
Title remainder
a play in two acts
Statement of responsibility
by Lee Blessing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The place is a "pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva, " where two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. The Russian, Botvinnik, a seasoned veteran who has mastered the Soviet "hard line, " is urbane and humorous but, at the same time, profoundly cynical about what the current sessions can accomplish. His young American counterpart, Honeyman, a newcomer to the arms-control talks, is a bit stuffy and pedantic, but also fervently idealistic about what can -- and must -- be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining. They continue their informal meetings as the talks drag on and the seasons change, and through their absorbing and revealing conversations we become aware both of the deepening understanding between these two wise and decent men and also of the profound frustration that they increasingly feel. In the end, when Botvinnik announces that he is leaving his post, Honeyman is genuinely regretful, not only because of the friendship that has grown between them but also because he knows that he must now confront again the deep-seated mistrust and misconceptions which a "new man" will bring with him -- and that the elemental differences in their two systems of government will continue to exacerbate as long as the real power rests in the hands of those burdened by the bitterness of the past"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blessing, Lee
Dewey number
812/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L43
LC item number
W28 1988b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Cold War
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
A walk in the woods : a play in two acts, by Lee Blessing
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
58 pages
Lccn
90150361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm18632943
  • (Sirsi) o18632943
  • (TMQ) o18632943
Label
A walk in the woods : a play in two acts, by Lee Blessing
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
58 pages
Lccn
90150361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm18632943
  • (Sirsi) o18632943
  • (TMQ) o18632943

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