Make Believe Town

Essays and Remembrances

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By David Mamet

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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 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.

On Sale
Jan 1, 1997
Page Count
224 pages
Publisher
Back Bay Books
ISBN-13
9780316550352