Norman Mailer : collected essays of the 1960s

by Mailer, Norman,

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Call Number  PS3525.A4152 A6 2018bx
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."
Superman comes to the supermarket
An open letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Fidel Castro
An evening with Jackie Kennedy, or, The wild west of the east
The big bite (November and December, 1962; January and March, 1963)
The debate with William Buckley : the real meaning of the right wing in America
Ten thousand words a minute
Punching papa : a review of That summer in Paris
Responses and reactions II
The big bite (April, May, August, 1963)
Some children of the goddess
A television show with Nelson Algren
The leading man : a review of J.F.K. : the man and the myth
The case against McCarthy : a review of The group
A statement for Architectural forum
A vote for Bobby K.
In the red light : a history of the Republican convention in 1964
My hope for America : a review of a book by Lyndon B. Johnson
A piece for The New York times
A happy solution to Vietnam : from a Partisan review symposium
Introducing our argument
The argument reinvigorated
Our argument at last presented
The playwright as critic
The short fiction of Norman Mailer
The saint and the psychopath
Homage to El loco
Up the family tree
An open letter to Richard Nixon
Looking for the meat and potatoes : thoughts on Black power
An instrument for the city
Foreword to The end of obscenity
Appendix : prefaces to The presidential papers. A preferatory paper : heroes and leaders (1963) ; Preface to the Bantam paperback edition (May 1964) ; Preface to the Berkley paperback edition (October 1976)

Additional Information
Series Library of America ; 306.
Subjects Essays.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :The Library of America,2018
Other Titles Essays.
Mailer :
Contributors Lennon, Michael, editor.
Language English
Notes Essays and prefaces.
Description xii, 513 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-497) and index.
ISBN 9781598535594
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