American Buffalo

American Buffalo

by David Mamet


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A classic tragedy, American Buffalo is a story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their ideals and those they love.

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ISBN-13: 9780802150578
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/1994
Series: Mamet, David Series
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 504,549
Product dimensions: 8.16(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.35(d)

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American Buffalo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
flh4ever on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this play! I was first introduced to it in an Absurdist Drama course I took and to say the least it was a depressing semester. But when we got to some American playwrights like David Mamet the language was fantastic! I love the metaphor for life as chaotic in the end and all the allusions to life crossed with business. All plays are meant to be experienced by seeing them performed but reading this play-you really get a close inspection of all the great literary devices and brilliant uses of profanity.
jorgearanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sharp, uncomfortable, and wonderfully self-contained.
cinesnail88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience with David Mamet. I really loved his writing style and I found the premise of this play really interesting. Sometimes it was hard to follow the characters, particularly Bob, but Teach made up for that. I would really love to see the movie with Dustin Hoffman, as he seems really perfect for the role.