David Mamet

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The bookseller for this event is
Green Apple Books.

Wednesday, Mar 21

Starts at: 7:00 pm

Member Fee $: FreeNon-Member Fee $: Free

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David Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of twenty-three plays including Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow, and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter of eighteen films including The Verdict and The Untouchables. He is best known for rapid-fire dialogue and explorations of power relationships, masculinity, and corporate corruption. Mamet returns to the JCCSF for a conversation about Chicago, his new, big-shouldered thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago. Moving at a careening pace, and suffused with his trademark "Mamet Speak," Chicago is the book he has been building to his whole career. Mixing some of Mamet’s most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, it explores honor, deceit, revenge and devotion. Chicago is that rarest of literary creations, combining spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan.