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Wilson: A CONSIDERATION OF THE SOURCES

3.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 28th 2003 by The Overlook Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Isabel (kittiwake)
I picked this book up at a library sale because I liked the cover, but unfortunately I found it unreadable. I forced myself to continue as far as page 50, but I found myself reading the pages over and over again as I just couldn't concentrate.

Way too experimental for my taste.
Justina
I read up to page 60 and decided to set this one down because its fragmented nature made it difficult to read. Mamet formatted the novel like a scholarly journal, packed with footnotes that are most irrelevant to the reader (this is one of the ways that Mamet actually parodies scholarly journals). On top of this, there is no clear storyline (at least thus far). The book feels like more of a post-modern art piece than an enjoyable read. I think the concept is very interesting and has potential bu ...more
Johnny
Jun 24, 2010 Johnny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope that Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources is not a reaction to reading Torah with the great Jewish rabbi, Lawrence Kushner, with whom Mamet wrote Cities of Refuge (a stimulating devotional book based on the Torah). Some of the arguments he makes for the faux literary phenomena in Wilson: A Consideration of the Sources aren’t that far-fetched from some of the scholarly articles I read as both a literature major in college and as a student of the Bible in my doctoral work. Of course, the ...more
Hy
Feb 22, 2010 Hy rated it it was amazing
It is impossible to rate a book both ZERO stars and FIVE stars at the same time. I dare you to try and read this. I DOUBLE dare you. I dare you to pick it up and read two whole pages. Mamet fucks with words and language like no other writer on the planet.
J
Sep 04, 2007 J is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I've picked this up and put it down again about five times so far. I'm through with the first chapter, it's incredibly difficult to read!
Noah
Dec 20, 2007 Noah rated it it was ok
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One of the more odd novels that Mamet has written.
Tshiung Han See
I understood very little. I'll have to make a second pass.
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David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. His works are known for their clever, terse, sometimes vulgar dialogue and arcane stylized phrasing, as well as for his exploration of masculinity.

As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for Th
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