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Norman Mailer : four books of the 1960s / J. Michael Lennon, editor.

Mailer, Norman. (Author). Lennon, Michael, (editor.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville Free Public Library.
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Pottsville Free Public Library LOA FIC (Text) 30003009062231 Adult Fiction Available -
  Donated by Edward J. Donahue III in memory of LaVerne Scheibelhut Donahue

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598535587
  • ISBN: 1598535587
  • Physical Description: 926 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : The Library of America, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 893-914) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An American dream -- Why are we in Vietnam? -- The armies of the night -- Miami and the siege of Chicago.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Republican National Convention (29th : 1968 : Miami Beach, Fla.)
Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Psychology, Pathological > Fiction.
Sex addiction > Fiction.
Bear hunting > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Alaska > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Public opinion.
Nineteen sixties.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
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