By Robert E. Kapsis
Conversations with Steve Martin provides a suite of interviews and profiles that target Martin as a author, artist, and unique philosopher over the process greater than 4 a long time in convey enterprise. whereas these much less accustomed to his complete physique of labor might imagine of Martin as essentially the "wild and loopy man" with an arrow via his head, this publication makes the case that he's in truth one in every of our nation's such a lot finished and sundry artists. It indicates the complete variety of Martin's artistic paintings, tracing the resource of his comedian mind's eye from his early standup days, beginning within the mid to overdue Sixties during the motion pictures he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more moderen artistic outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and paintings critic.
"Standup is the toughest fabric on this planet to put in writing for somebody else; it really is like attempting to condense 10 years of expertise into 20 mins of latest material.," Martin says.
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It’s about what happens in the moments you wake up, or the moments before you go to sleep, little personal private observations of the world in general. That person I play on stage is oblivious to newspapers. He’s full of opinions about nothing. “I think people are distrustful of government, distrustful of organizations, distrustful of everything. They just want to get back to their personal lives, and let those other guys do what they want. Steve Martin is a cranked-down prophet for a new age of Self.
All this . . just came up. . Don’t expect anything because I might run out of gas. But I’m having fun” (Kennedy, 2012). As with all books in the Literary Conversations series, the interviews are presented in chronological order and unedited (typographical errors and the like have been silently corrected). The repetitions found here, such as Martin’s love of performing, writing, and collaborating with other gifted performers and writers, are compelling evidence of the recurring concerns that have preoccupied Steve Martin throughout his career.
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Conversations with Steve Martin by Robert E. Kapsis