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The Resource Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985), by Christopher Bigsby

Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985), by Christopher Bigsby

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Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985)
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Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985)
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by Christopher Bigsby
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
First published in 1985, C.W.E Bigsby examines the career and work of playwright David Mamet. Bigsby shows that Mamet is a fierce social critic, indicting an America corrupted at its core by myths of frontier individualism and competitive capitalism. Mamet has created plays whose bleak social vision and ironic metaphysics are redeemed, if at all, by the power of imagination. No American playwright before him has displayed the same sensitivity to language, detecting lyricism in the brutal incoherencies of every day speech and investing with meaning a contemporary aphasia. Few have offered dramatic metaphors of such startling and disturbing originality. Bigsby’s study is the first book to provide a thorough account of David Mamet’s life and career, as well as close analyses of individual plays
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Bigsby, Christopher,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor and Francis
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Routledge Revivals
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  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
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Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985), by Christopher Bigsby
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
General Editors Preface; Acknowledgements; A note on the texts; 1. Beginnings 2. Story and anti-story 3. Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Woods 4. American Buffalo 5. The Water Engine, A Life in the Theatre 6. The Culture of Narcissism: Edmond 7. Glengarry, Glen Ross 8. Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography
Control code
9781351366892
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (146 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781351366892
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004972365
Label
Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985), by Christopher Bigsby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
General Editors Preface; Acknowledgements; A note on the texts; 1. Beginnings 2. Story and anti-story 3. Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Woods 4. American Buffalo 5. The Water Engine, A Life in the Theatre 6. The Culture of Narcissism: Edmond 7. Glengarry, Glen Ross 8. Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography
Control code
9781351366892
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (146 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351366892
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004972365

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