Mailer: His Life and Times

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 766 pages
THE DEFINITIVE, AUTHORIZED ORAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ICON

The winner of every major national literary award, the preeminent novelist of his generation, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a movie director, politician, pugilist, antiwar activist, hipster, philosopher, and enfant terrible, Norman Mailer has been maligned, loved, hated, belittled, idolized -- but never ignored. This sweeping biography captures the legend's extraordinary life and career in his own fascinating words and in vivid accounts by his famous peers, friends, enemies, wives, lovers, and family members. Mailer is an extraordinary tapestry, a portrait of an era as well as a man -- as protean as the subject himself and just as overflowing with life.
 

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Whether you admire him or abhor him, it's awfully hard not to be awed by him -- Norman Mailer. He may have been a megalomaniacal legend in his own mind, but his both brilliant and obnoxious life, if ... Read full review

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Contents

Brooklyn 192339
11
Harvard 193943
39
The Army Paris The Naked and the Dead
75
Hollywood Politics and Barbary Shore
122
Greenwich Village and The Deer Park 195155
161
The Village Voice 195556
219
The Hip and the Square Advertisements
232
Deaths for the Ladies Presidential Papers
336
The Age of Aquarius 196569
405
The Executioners Song 197579
562
Ancient Evenings and Onward 198084
609
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Peter Manso is the author of the definitive biographies of Marlon Brando and Norman Mailer, as well as Ptown: Art, Sex, and Money on the Outer Cape, which was a #1 Boston Globe bestseller. His work has appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times of London, Paris Match, and many other publications.

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