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Description - Advertisements for Myself by Norman Mailer

An essential guide to the life and work of one of America's most controversial writers, "Advertisements for Myself" is a comprehensive collection of the best of Norman Mailer's essays, stories, interviews and journalism from the Forties and Fifties, linked by anarchic and riotous autobiographical commentary. Laying bare the heart of a witty, belligerent and vigorous writer, this manifesto of Mailer's key beliefs contains pieces on his war experiences in the Philippines (the basis for his famous first novel "The Naked and the Dead), tributes to fellow novelists William Styron, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal and magnificent polemics against pornography, advertising, drugs and politics. Also included is his notorious exposition of the phenomenon of the 'White Negro', the Beat Generation's existentialist hero whose life, like Mailer's, is 'an unchartered journey into the rebellious imperatives of the self'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674005907
ISBN-10: 0674005902
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 532
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer was an American novelist and essayist.

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