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 ... read more
Value in this book is in the early chapters where there is a good explanation of Ancient Egyptian mythology including burial beliefs. Otherwise it takes a strong stomach to Mailer's apparent ... read more
The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
In a career marked by bold, audacious gestures, Norman Mailer's 1968 Armies of the Night, his account of the anti-Vietnam War March on the Pentagon, may be the most audacious of them all; the author ... read more
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