Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Montana Wildhack on a Cold Winter's Night in Iowa City
- James Fitzmaurice (see profile)
- Margaret Cavendish Study Group
- Critical theory, Drama, Science fiction, Screenwriting
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- In this play, John Cheever travels in time to married student housing at the University of Iowa in the 1960s and meets with Raymond Carver. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., who lives in a spooky Victorian house up beyond Brown Street, has some responsibility for the time travel and, of course, for the character Montana Wildhack. Men who write fiction and their marriages become a topic along with the worry on the part of the Tralfamadorians that theory derived from the likes of Jacques Derrida might infect science fiction like a prion disease.
- While much of this play is based loosely on fact, most of the details are extrapolations or are simply imagined by the author, who moved into married student housing at the University of Iowa just as Caver and Vonnegut left town.
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