Search Results: "David Mamet"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID MAMET by Ira Nadel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A trifle repetitious, but a sympathetic, scholarly and often penetrating examination of an American original."
The private life of prolific playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist and essayist Mamet remains private in a biography focused on his work. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2011

"A Manichean analysis from a strident new voice from the Right—for liberals, something intended to ignite antagonism; for the like-minded, a buttress against the opposition."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning showman and "reformed Liberal" rants about the precarious state of the nation. Read full book review >

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THE VILLAGE by David Mamet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"But good, sharp, realistic dialogue can't save what comes across essentially as a banal, masculine, low-key Peyton Place."
A disappointing first novel from the Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM by David Mamet
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"The National Geographic Directions series is proving to be a winner, not quaint but quirky. Mamet comes out swinging and singing, and the sense of place falls neatly in between. (Photographs)"
A sidelong, inferential portrait of Mamet's (The Cabin, 1992, etc.) Vermont hometown, with a spirited indictment of American political perfidy and cultural poverty. Read full book review >

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THE OLD RELIGION by David Mamet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A writer staggers and mumbles."
Macho minimalism serves a moral cause poorly. Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TOWN by David Mamet
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 1996

"Characteristically provocative, amusing, and messy, Mamet's latest collection of essays deliver wit, insight, and truculence in small, mixed doses."
The playwright's latest collection of short, loosely written essays (after The Cabin, 1992) puts his trademark one-upmanship and Chicago machismo on theatrical/literary criticism, reminiscences, and social commentary. Read full book review >

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THE CABIN by David Mamet
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 1992

"Like the title says, not a mansion, not a cape or a ranch, but a cabin of words: bare wood and nails, hammered tight."
Third collection of compact autobiographical essays by the Pulitzer-winning playwright (Some Freaks, 1989; Writing in Restaurants, 1986). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A sleek and hardboiled seminar on cinema's glorious highs and hellish lows."
The playwright/screenwriter/director/essayist (The Wicked Son, Oct. 2006, etc.) presents lessons on the movie industry, seasoned with realism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Mamet scolds and laments in this provocative addition to the Jewish Encounters series."
Playwright, novelist, filmmaker and essayist Mamet (South of the Northeast Kingdom, 2002, etc.) angrily preaches an emphatic sermon to anti-Semites—Jewish anti-Semites in particular. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >