Monday, May 16, 2011

David Mamet

A very interesting article on David Mamet. It's about his realization that he was never a leftist in the first place. More, we learn he's a critic of what students are taught in college: “If we identify every interaction as having a victim and an oppressor, and we get a pellet when we find the victims, we’re training ourselves not to see cause and effect.” That observation is, sadly, all too accurate. I see it all too often.

I love Mamet's works -- indeed, I have a great admiration for minimalist literature, even though my own work has been described, repeatedly, as maximalist. Yes, even my plays end up having long soliloquies.
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