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Wilson : a consideration of the sources

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When the internet - and the collective memory of the 21st 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 David Mamet's baroque, fragmented world, nothing is certain except the certainty of academics. In playing with the ideas of perception, understanding, and accuracy, he dares  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satirical literature
Satire
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mamet, David.
Wilson.
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606558691
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mamet
ISBN: 1585671894 9781585671892 1585674540 9781585674541
OCLC Number: 47056373
Notes: "Containing the original notes, errata, commentary, and the preface to the second edition."
Description: xv, 336 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: David Mamet.

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"When the internet - and the collective memory of the 21st 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 David Mamet's baroque, fragmented world, nothing is certain except the certainty of academics. In playing with the ideas of perception, understanding, and accuracy, he dares to doubt them all. When the truth is quicksand, the gag becomes a lifeline of stoic nobility." "After the Cola riots, the fire at the Stop 'n Shop, and the death of my kitten, what remains? Can any sense be made of the texts found in the capsule or stuffed in the airlock? Does the Joke Code still operate? Has anyone seen my copy of Bongazine? Who were the members of the Bootsie club? Does the Toll Hound dance? What was the meaning of the message written in Mrs. Wilson's urine? Can Jane of Trent unlock this paranoia? What were Chet and Donna doing in the boathouse? And just who does Ginger think she is?"--Jacket.

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