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Make Believe Town

Make Believe Town

Essays and Remembrances
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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.

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Hardback Editions

February 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Make-Believe Town: Essays and Remembrances
Author(s): David Mamet
ISBN: 0-316-54340-3 / 978-0-316-54340-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
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Paperback Editions

January 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Make-Believe Town: Essays and Remembrances
Author(s): David Mamet
ISBN: 0-316-55035-3 / 978-0-316-55035-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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September 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: Make Believe Town
Author(s): David Mamet
ISBN: 0-571-17795-6 / 978-0-571-17795-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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