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Make-Believe Town : Essays and Remembrances (A Back Bay Book)

Mamet, David

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ISBN 10: 0316550353 / ISBN 13: 9780316550352
Edité par Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1996
Etat : Very Good + Couverture souple
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1996. F First Edition. S Paperback. Very Good +. Slight rubbing to wrappers; slight bumping to lower right corners; else a near fine copy as issued. x, 207 pages. Contains 24 essays in all by the noted American playwright (including film and theater criticisms). Signed by Mamet in black ink on title page (beneath printed name). Signed: I Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire L058000

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Titre : Make-Believe Town : Essays and Remembrances ...

Éditeur : Little, Brown and Company, Boston

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : S Paperback

Etat du livre :Very Good +

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : F First Edition.

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Make-Believe Town brings together David Mamet's acute insights into everyday life, the arts, and politics. These pieces evidence Mamet's love of language, particularly the introductory essay, "Eight Kings", which celebrates the private languages of carpenters, carnival workers, and all crafts and trades, and "The Northern Novel", which propounds Mamet's affection for the line of American fiction exemplified by Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser. Some of the essays are prose portraits from Mamet's life: "Deer Hunting" and "The Diner" delineate worlds far from the public eye. Make-Believe Town also contains beautifully written recollections of Mamet's early days as a writer ("Girl Copy"), his start in the theater ("Memories of Off Broadway"), his education as a gambler ("Gems From a Gambler's Bookshelf"), and bygone days on Broadway ("Delsomma's"). Mamet's incisive thoughts about public issues - support for the arts, nudity in films, the roles given Jewish characters, even the posthumous rehabilitation of Richard Nixon - round out a far-reaching collection.


Playwright David Mamet has forged a considerable reputation, particularly in the theaters of New York and London, for dialogue that is austere, sharp, complex, sophisticated and realistic, a skill that transferred successfully to Hollywood with the movie version of his play Glengarry Glen Ross. His first collection of essays, The Cabin, gave Mamet enthusiasts the chance to see more directly what the author thinks about the world. This second miscellaneous collection of 24 essays again gives a lively scattershot view of his concerns and obsessions: sketches of friends; a memoir of child abuse; an essay on anti-semitism; thoughts on an early job writing pornography captions; much about the theater, including his beginnings on Broadway. Definitely a clue to the mind behind the dramatic art.

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