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Wilson

David Mamet

Wilson by David Mamet is a modern-day Tristram Shandy and a hilarious satire of false scholarship.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571201877
Date Published
21.02.2000
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Summary

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…

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