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Book ReviewsKey Largo by Maxwell Anderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read this book predominantly because it was recommended to look at how Kathy Acker "re-mixed" this play as a work of transgressive psychedelic erotic fiction in her book "Florida".
The play was alright. It takes place around the first World War or Civil War. (One of them. I suck at history. The one with that guy called Mussolini calling the shots and being an all-around jerk to people.)
Anyway, the play begins with a prologue where there are these soldiers fighting against Mussolini. One of them is singing a ballad and he misses his sister. They're debating about the trials and tribulations of war.
There's a flash-forward a bit after where there's a love triangle between King McCloud, who is returning from that war, and a degenerate gambler he gambles with (Mussoli, a word-play on Mussolini that is briefly mentioned in one part of the play). Mussoli has these rigged gambling episodes that he gets together so some people can get suckered in and he can get his money.
So, there's a love triangle that is eventually portrayed between the woman in the place of Key Largo where King McCloud returns to. She is hot for King but she also really digs Mussoli (although everybody thinks Mussoli should shove it).
Oh and there's stuff about racism against the indians if you like reading stuff that puts down racism. It became clearer nearer the end that the indians who were treated unfairly in their society played a part in the plot but I thought Maxwell Anderson got off too easy by using them so briefly and quickly earlier on in the earlier parts of the play.
The end quote is really chilling.
It was okay.
It was good. I liked how much attention was paid to each of the characters. I liked how realistic the moral conflict was at the end of the book. I also really dug how equal attention was given so deeply to each and every one of the characters.
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