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 ...Read MoreMake-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.Read Less
Good + in Good + jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Green and black paper-covered-boards with copper metalic titles on spine, minimal wear, book interior clean and tight, signed on title page by author. there is a separate inscription on front fep that has nothing to do with author, just a gift inscription for previous owner from a friend. black and whtie pictorial dj with white green and yellow tiltes, sticker on bottom edge says "signed at book soup, " dj protected by archival brodart, price intact.
Very Good + 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall (small) 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.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Mamet on the title page. Spine ends ligntly pushed; otherwise, a tight copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Boston MA, Little Brown, 1996, hardcover, 207 pp, first edition stated, first printing by numberline, Signed by the Author on the half-title page, Fine in Fine dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings. Dustjacket unclipped with original price, in new Brodart sleeve. A fourth collection of essays in the spirit of 'Writing in Restaurants', Mamet tackles topics relating to art, poker, deer hunting, Judaism and more.
Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Mamet on the title page. Additionally, Mamet has stamped the page with his blue "Chicago" stamp. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
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