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Glengarry Glen Ross

by David Mamet

Grove/Atlantic | January 11, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet''s scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action - where closing a sale can mean a brand new cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.31 in

Published: January 11, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802130917

ISBN - 13: 9780802130914

Found in: American, American

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Glengarry Glen Ross

by David Mamet

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.31 in

Published: January 11, 1994

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802130917

ISBN - 13: 9780802130914

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< div> Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action -- where closing a sale can mean a brand new cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey. < /div>

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Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet''s scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action - where closing a sale can mean a brand new cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

About the Author

David Mamet, November 30, 1947 - David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Flossmoor, Illinois. He attended Goddard College in Vermont and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He began his career as an actor and a director, but soon turned to playwriting. He won acclaim in 1976 with three Off-Broadway plays, "The Duck Variations,""Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "American Buffalo." His work became known for it's strong male characters and the description of the decline of morality in the world. In 1984, Mamet received the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for his play, "Glengarry Glen Ross." In 1981, before he received the Pulitzer, Mamet tried his hand at screenwriting. he started by adapting "The Postman Always Rings Twice," and then adapting his own "Glengarry Glen Ross" as well as writing "The Untouchables" and Wag the Dog." He also taught at Goddard College, Yale Drama School and New York University. Mamet won the Jefferson Award in 1974, the Obie Award in 1976 and 1983, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1977 and 1984, the Outer Circle Award in 1978, the Society of West End Theater Award in 1983, The Pulitzer Prize in 1984, The Dramatists Guild Hall-Warriner Award in 1984, and American Academy Award in 1986 and a Tony Award in 1987. He is considered to be one of the greatest artists in his field.

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Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for drama, David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross is a vindictive take on the American Dream gone rancid. From the confines of a real-estate office, four salesmen connive, undermine, dog and cheat each other in fleeting attempts to take the lead in the office sales race. It's a dog-eat-dog scenario, with the best winning a Cadillac, the next receiving steak knives and the rest getting fired. By exposing the will to survive in such inhuman hyper-corporate circumstances, Glengarry Glen Ross sends a chilling message about what's wrong with the survival of the fittest motif.
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