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Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources

David Mamet

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ISBN 10: 0571201873 / ISBN 13: 9780571201877
Published by Faber & Faber, London, 2000
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Title: Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: HARDCOVER

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A literary jeu d'esprit, a modern-day Tristram Shandy, a hilarious satire on false scholarship, Wilson is David Mamet at his best and most mischievous. When the internet - and the collective memory of the twenty-first century - crashes, the past is reassembled from the downloaded memories of Ginger, wife of ex-President Wilson. The transcripts take the reader on an intellectually breathtaking tour. In Mamet's baroque, fragmented world, nothing is certain except the certainty of academics. His customary bilious playfulness has created a trompe l'oeil for the mind's eye. In playing with the ideas of perception, understanding, accuracy, he dares to doubt them all.

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David Mamet is a director and the author of numerous acclaimed plays, books and screenplays. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplays for The Verdict and Wag the Dog were nominated for Academy Awards. He has also received an Obie Award, and has written a collection of poems, five collections of essays, and books on acting and directing, most recently Theatre (2010). His first novel, The Village, was published by Faber in 1994, followed by the publication of The Old Religion in 1998 and Wilson in 2000.

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