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Playwright David Mamet on the Rhythm of Language

Mamet's plays include "American Buffalo," "Speed-the-Plow," "Glengarry Glen Ross (for which he won a Pulitzer), and "Oleanna." His movies include, "Homicide," "House of Games," and "Things Change." Mamet is best known for his style of writing, which New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich described as "burying layers of meaning into simple precisely distilled idiomatic language." Mamet has written several books of essays; he's just published his first novel, "The Village."


Other segments from the episode on October 17, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 17, 1994: Interview with David Mamet; Commentary on Louis Jordan; Interview with Daniel Schorr; Review of the anthology album "Duende."


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