Mailer, Norman - Prose & Criticism
The Executioner's Song
The Executioner's Song
Paperback      ISBN: 044658438x
Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous. Mailer tells not only Gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget.
The Gospel According to the Son
The Gospel According to the Son
Paperback      ISBN: 0345434080
The author of Executioner's Song and Armies of the Night offers up a fictional gospel told by Jesus in the first person. Reprint. Tour.
Mailer
Mailer
Paperback      ISBN: 0618154604
A biography of the acclaimed writer and social commentator traces the evolution of the controversial and provocative man who wrote such groundbreaking works as The Armies of the Night, The Prisoner of Sex, and The Executioner's Song. Reprint.
Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays
Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986083
A major collection of writings by the late Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning literary master addresses the range of subjects and themes of his career and is complemented by a previously unpublished essay on Freud. 20,000 first printing.
Mornings with Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship
Mornings with Mailer
A Recollection of Friendship
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0061733598
The young man who worked as Norman Mailer's personal assistant during the last five years of the author's life offers an intimate, revealing memoir that recasts the literary lion in a new light, not as combative and verbose as his legend dictated, but rather as a temperate man who taught his assistant how to navigate his own personal challenges. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Norman Mailer: Four Books of the 1960s: An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / The Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Norman Mailer
Four Books of the 1960s: An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / The Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598535587
Four Mailer classics in one volume for the first time, books that crackle with the creative energy and raw passions of America's most turbulent decade No writer plunged more wholeheartedly into the chaotic energies of the 1960s than Norman Mailer, as he fearlessly revolutionized literary norms and genres to capture the political, social, and sexual explosions of an unsettled era. Here, for the first time in one volume, are his unforgettable books of the 1960s: two disruptive and visionary novels, and two radically innovative journalistic masterpieces. War hero, television star, existential hipster, seducer, murderer: such is the protagonist of An American Dream, Mailer's hallucinatory voyage through the dark night of an America awash in money, sex, and violence. In Why Are We in Vietnam? a motor-mouthed 18-year-old Texan on the eve of military service recounts with manic and obscene exuberance a grizzly bear hunt in Alaska that exposes the macho roots of the war. The acclaimed "non-fiction novel" The Armies of the Night (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award) and its follow-up Miami and the Siege of Chicago are on-the-scene, in-the-scene accounts of an antiwar march on the Pentagon and the party conventions of 1968, as Mailer casts himself as a player in the drama he reports, bringing a sharp and merciless eye on the decade's political upheavals.
Norman Mailer: Collected Essays of the 1960s
Norman Mailer
Collected Essays of the 1960s
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598535595
Politics, war, sex, boxing, and the art of writing: an era's most controversial writer at his slashing and provocative best The electric and fearless essays of Norman Mailer were essential to the intellectual climate of 1960s America. Here, gathered into one volume for the first time by acclaimed Mailer biographer J. Michael Lennon, are all the essential essays from the classic collections The Presidential Papers (1963), Cannibals and Christians (1966), and Existential Errands (1972), each a fascinating window on one of the most extraordinary and tumultuous decades in the nation's history. A self-appointed exorcist of the culture's demons and an unrestrained mythologizer of his own identity, Mailer contemplated and often skewered icons of politics and literature, charted psychosexual undercurrents and covert power plays, and gloried in the exercise of a pugnacious prose style that was all his own. Whether writing about Jackie Kennedy or Sonny Liston, the realist tradition in America or the internal culture wars of the Republican Party, the death of Ernest Hemingway or the battle against censorship, Mailer was always ready to intervene in what he called "the years of the plague."
Norman Mailer: The Sixties: An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / the Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago / Collected Essays
Norman Mailer
The Sixties: An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / the Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago / Collected Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598535579
Four Mailer classics in one volume for the first time, books that crackle with the creative energy and raw passions of America's most turbulent decade No writer plunged more wholeheartedly into the chaotic energies of the 1960s than Norman Mailer, as he fearlessly revolutionized literary norms and genres to capture the political, social, and sexual explosions of an unsettled era. Here, for the first time in one volume, are his unforgettable books of the 1960s: two disruptive and visionary novels, and two radically innovative journalistic masterpieces. War hero, television star, existential hipster, seducer, murderer: such is the protagonist of An American Dream, Mailer's hallucinatory voyage through the dark night of an America awash in money, sex, and violence. In Why Are We in Vietnam? a motor-mouthed 18-year-old Texan on the eve of military service recounts with manic and obscene exuberance a grizzly bear hunt in Alaska that exposes the macho roots of the war. The acclaimed "non-fiction novel" The Armies of the Night (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award) and its follow-up Miami and the Siege of Chicago are on-the-scene, in-the-scene accounts of an antiwar march on the Pentagon and the party conventions of 1968, as Mailer casts himself as a player in the drama he reports, bringing a sharp and merciless eye on the decade's political upheavals.
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing
The Spooky Art
Thoughts on Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0812971280
In honor of his eightieth birthday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on writing and the writing life, sharing his thoughts on such topics as the limits and attractions of nonfiction, the need for work habits, the pitfalls of early success, coping with bad reviews, and his fellow writers, including Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Updike, Oates, Baldwin, Salinger, and many others. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Tough Guys Don't Dance
Tough Guys Don't Dance
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986113
After an encounter with a woman who reminds him of the wife who deserted him, Timothy Madden awakens with fragmented memories and an agonizing suspicion that he committed murder