The lives of Norman Mailer: a biography

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Through a chronological critique of Mailer's major novels, essays, and reportage, Carl Rollyson observes that Mailer has always used his mutability to explore themes of American identity and to cut across the boundaries of fact and fiction. This controversial expose shows how inseparable the writer and his work have become. 8 pages of photographs.

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User Review  - strogan - LibraryThing

An interesting read. I had heard of Norman Mailer, and of his writings, prior to reading the biography, but had not known much about his background. The book was laid out in an orderly fashion and puts forth quite a bit of information for the reader. (Received via Member Giveaways.) Read full review

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User Review  - bemislibrary - LibraryThing

This is a well-researched chronological organized look at the life of a complicated, insecure, and irascible writer. As readers work through the years, they will discover that Mailer was not an easy ... Read full review

Contents

THE EDUCATION OF A NOVELIST 19231943
1
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD 19431948
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BARBARY SHORE 19481951
54
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