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The Wicked Son

Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews

The Wicked Son( )
Author: Mamet, David
Series title:Jewish Encounters Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8052-1157-3
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Schocken
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.95
Book Description:

"David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder (the child who asks, ""What does this story mean to you?"") Mamet confronts what he sees as an insidious predilection among some Jews to exclude themselves from the equation and to seek truth and meaning anywhere--in other religions, political...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Judaism / General
Psychology / General
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.917 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:0.532 Pounds
Author Biography
Mamet, David (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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