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JAFSIE AND JOHN HENRY

MAMET, DAVID

Editore: THE FREE PRESS, NY, NY, 1999
ISBN 10: 0684841207 / ISBN 13: 9780684841205
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Titolo: JAFSIE AND JOHN HENRY

Casa editrice: THE FREE PRESS, NY, NY

Data di pubblicazione: 1999

Legatura: HARDCOVER

Condizione libro: AS NEW CONDITION

Condizione sovraccoperta: AS NEW CONDITION

Edizione: FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.

Tipologia articolo: ESSAYS

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(8) + XIII - XV + 1 - 171 + (1) PAGES ONE QUARTER BOUND IN BLACK CLOTH WITH DARK BLUE PAPER COVERED BOARDS.,GOLD STAMPED TITLES ON THE SPINE. THE DUST JACKET IS PROTECTED IN A MYLAR WRAPPER. INSERTED IS A FOLDED 8 1/2" X 11" NEWS RELEASE FROM "THE FREE PRESS", PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES WITH COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK AND ITS CONTENTS. THE BOOK CONTAINS 27 ESSAYS THAT REFLECT ON THE NATURE OF CREATIVITY AND THE CHALLENGE OF AGING BUT ALSO ON HIS MOST INTIMATE INTERESTS AND OBSESSIONS OF DAVID MAMET. FIFTEEN OF THE ESSAYS WERE PREVIOUSLY PRINTED IN VARYING FORMS IN MAGAZINES. THIS IS A CLEAN, PRISTINE COLLECTIBLE UNUSED COPY OF THE FIRST HARDBOUND EDITION AND FIRST PRINTING. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Codice inventario libreria 002948

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Riassunto: In this new collection fans and critics -- who can never get enough of David Mamet's iconoclastic insight and barbed observation of human behavior -- will discover an added dimension: as the author turns fifty, he shares not only his reflections on the nature of creativity and the challenge of aging but also his most intimate interests and obsessions.

From his longtime mania for poker and its labyrinthine psychology to sharp sallies on moviemaking gibberish and the meaning of macho, Jaffsie and John Henry is knit together by Mamet's unique perspective and inimitably spare wit. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a writer whose essays "deliver wit, insight, and truculence in small, mixed doses", the selections leapfrog from Oscar Wilde to the tower of Babel, the Committee on Un-American Activities, and Jewish scripture. Police corruption, the art of acting, and single-malt scotch are all grist for the mill of Mamet's quicksilver mind. He reminisces about his first car, muses on the Lindbergh trial, laments the loss of the art of knife-making, and lambastes Hollywood culture. As ever, Mamet "walks a line between provocation and enticement that always compels attention" (Newsday).

L'autore: 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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