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Book by Mamet, David
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It is disappointing that perhaps the best dramatist of American slang should offer such stilted poetic lines as these: "My friends, and I can not blame them,/ have tired of my woes./ How shall I use this solitude/ But in discovery?" Mamet's poems are intelligent, but technically awkward, rife with sentence fragments, easy rhymes, and a mannered tone that recalls T.S. Eliot: "The beneficent/ Perusal of death,/ The Untaught/ Horror of the Philistine,/ The vacant musings/ Of a vacant mind." In a few poems, the writer awakens to the challenge: "The Goshawk" is a valiant attempt at a sonnet, and "Packing," the only dramatic monolog in the book, has an intriguing voice. Of interest to Mamet fans as a gloss to his career as a playwright, but not recommended for general poetry collections.
- Ellen Kaufman, Dewey Bal lantine Law Lib., New York
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The Blood Chit
The Brown-eyed Girl
A Christmas Poem
The Duck And The Goat
The Hero Pony
In A Dressing Room
Jews. March 1989
The Joke Code
The New House
A New Self-pity
Nothing But Good
One April 1988
A Poem On Easter Sunday
Shannon Estuary. Thirty-thousand Feet
There Is Nothing Trivial About Love
Warm And Cold
The Young Heroes
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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Book Description Grove Pr, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0802112218
Book Description Grove Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0802112218
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