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A collection of Mailer's essays and other prose from the 1940s and 1950s which covers such themes as sex, war, the Beat generation, homosexuality, ... Show synopsis

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leevyne

Tempus Fugit

by leevyne on Dec 2, 2010

I was enamored of Mailer when I was about 20 years old, although mostly for The Naked and the Dead rather than the contents of this collection. For some current research I needed to reread his controversial essay "The White Negro" which is included here. It stands up rather well, given its historical ... More

rejoyce

A Quick-Change Artist

by rejoyce on Nov 16, 2007

After the vertiginous success of his World War II novel, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer's next two novels, Barbary Shore and The Deer Park, were critically mauled. Advertisements for Myself (1959), a collection of stories, essays, a play excerpt, and Village Voice columns, followed in the wake ... More

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