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Mamet, David. THE OLD RELIGION. New York City, NY: Free Press, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 194 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of David Mamet's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents David Mamet's "The Old Religion". Revisits his Jewish identity from his singularly (and despite the title, secularly) American perspective. David Mamet has mined his "Jewishness" before, with increasing interest and genuine pathos; his second novel is a continuation of that productive mining. "Only David Mamet could take us on this mesmerizing journey inside the mind of a Southern Jew falsely accused of murder and produce a masterpiece of imaginative philosophy, religion, and psychology. This is one journey you will never forget" (Alan Dershowitz). 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 Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine 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 0684841193. $20.00

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