Jafsie and John Henry

Jafsie and John Henry In this new collection fans and critics who can never get enough of David Mamet s iconoclastic insight and barbed observation of human behavior will discover an added dimension as the author turns fif

  • Title: Jafsie and John Henry
  • Author: David Mamet
  • ISBN: 9780684841205
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this new collection fans and critics who can never get enough of David Mamet s iconoclastic insight and barbed observation of human behavior will discover an added dimension as the author turns fifty, he shares not only his reflections on the nature of creativity and the challenge of aging but also his most intimate interests and obsessions.From his longtime maniIn this new collection fans and critics who can never get enough of David Mamet s iconoclastic insight and barbed observation of human behavior will discover an added dimension as the author turns fifty, he shares not only his reflections on the nature of creativity and the challenge of aging but also his most intimate interests and obsessions.From his longtime mania for poker and its labyrinthine psychology to sharp sallies on moviemaking gibberish and the meaning of macho, Jaffsie and John Henry is knit together by Mamet s unique perspective and inimitably spare wit Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a writer whose essays deliver wit, insight, and truculence in small, mixed doses , the selections leapfrog from Oscar Wilde to the tower of Babel, the Committee on Un American Activities, and Jewish scripture Police corruption, the art of acting, and single malt scotch are all grist for the mill of Mamet s quicksilver mind He reminisces about his first car, muses on the Lindbergh trial, laments the loss of the art of knife making, and lambastes Hollywood culture As ever, Mamet walks a line between provocation and enticement that always compels attention Newsday.

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    1. Mamet, David. JAFSIE AND JOHN HENRY. (1999). ****. Mamet has collected a bunch of his previously published essays into this book and tried to provide a unifying theme by refering to the title characters – also featured in one of his essays. Jafsie, a name derived from the man’s initials, JFC, was involved in the Lindbergh kidnapping case. He offered to act as a go-between for the ransom money, and was used by the family as an agent of theirs. Mamet proposes that he was one of the kidnappers [...]

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