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Mamet, David. LAKEBOAT. New York City, NY: Grove Press, 1981. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 111 pages. Fine.

The author's seventh play. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by David Mamet. Without DJ, as issued. Presents David Mamet's "Lakeboat". The one-time poet of the working class. David Mamet was the heir of Arthur Miller as the spokesman in the theatre for the "common man", ekeing out a precarious living and trying to live a life of dignity and pride in the face of often overwhelming odds. He exposed the lie to the so-called "American Dream" with power and conviction. If that sounds portentous, one must also be reminded that Mamet was, until his recent conversion, one of our funniest writers without meaning to be funny in the way entertainers are. An absolute "must-have" title for David Mamet collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Drama Critic's Circle Award and the Obie Award. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID MAMET TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394179250. $20.00

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