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Compared to some of its New England neighbors, Vermont has seemed to long-time resident David Mamet a place of intrinsic energy and progressiveness, love and commonality. It has lived up to the old story that settlers came up the Connecticut River and turned right to get to New Hampshire and left to get to Vermont. Is Vermont's tradition of live and let live an accident of geography, the happy by-product of 200 years of national neglect, an emanation of its Scots-Irish regional character? Exploring the ways in which his decades in Vermont have shaped his character and his work, Mamet examines each of these strands and how the state's free-thinking tradition can survive in an age of increasing conglomeration. The result is a highly personal and compelling portrait of a truly unique place.

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"[S]timulating....Told in a digressive style that recalls languid conversation by an embering stove....Mamet continues to offer economically sound reading, getting twice the mileage out of half the fuel." Keir Graff, Booklist

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film director Mamet brings his passion and originality to an exploration of the free-thinking state of Vermont and its influence on his character and work. 22 photos.

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David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He has taught at Yale Drama School, New York University, and Goddard College. His plays include American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow. His awards include a Pulitzer Prize, two Obies, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and a Tony. He lives in Vermont. 

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kati.stevens, March 14, 2010 (view all comments by kati.stevens)
Having spent a significant part of my childhood in Maine and having grown up in CT and Mass, I get a lot of what he's talking about, and I think Vermont should be written about. But you'd never know the Mamet who wrote this was in his 50s. You'd think he was 70, the way he goes off on little rants and waxes nostalgic. Bizarre. And if Mamet lives in a Vermont perpetually wintry wonderland, it depicts very little of what the imaginative child suffers during those long, cold, hauntingly hushed nights where you can't help but think the dead climb out of their graves in search of warmth, specifically the scratchy wool blanket that you're currently huddled under, barely able to breathe for the fibers and the fear.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780792269601
Author:
Mamet, David
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
United States - New England - Vermont
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Vermont Description and travel.
Subject:
Vermont Social life and customs.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Series Volume:
107-1
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
AUTHOR'S BLANK-AND-WHITE PHOTO
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.96x4.06x.53 in. .55 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[S]timulating....Told in a digressive style that recalls languid conversation by an embering stove....Mamet continues to offer economically sound reading, getting twice the mileage out of half the fuel."
"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film director Mamet brings his passion and originality to an exploration of the free-thinking state of Vermont and its influence on his character and work. 22 photos.
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