Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources

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Overlook Press, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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 through David Mamet's baroque, fragmented world, where nothing is certain except the certainty bestowed by the academy.

After the Cola riots, the fire at the Stop 'n' Shop, and the death of my kitten, what remains? Does the Joke Code still operate? Has anyone seen my copy of Bongazine? Can Jane of Trent unlock this paranoia? What were Chet and Donna doing in the boathouse? And just who does Ginger think she is? In playing with the ideas of perception, accuracy, and truth, Wilson dares to doubt them all.

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You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer ... Read full review

Contents

Invocation
3
The Poem Itself
11
The Writers Mind
33
Copyright

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David Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Glengarry Glen Ross, and his screenplays for Wag the Dog and The Verdict were nominated for Academy Awards. He has also received an Obie award and has written a book of poems, five collections of essays, and two other novels, The Village and The Old Religion.

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