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Mailer, His Life and Times

Mailer His Life and Times THE DEFINITIVE AUTHORIZED ORAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ICON The winner of every major national literary award the preeminent novelist of his generation a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist a movi

  • Title: Mailer, His Life and Times
  • Author: Peter Manso
  • ISBN: 9780671442644
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • THE DEFINITIVE, AUTHORIZED ORAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ICON The winner of every major national literary award, the preeminent novelist of his generation, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a movie director, politician, pugilist, antiwar activist, hipster, philosopher, and enfant terrible, Norman Mailer has been maligned, loved, hated, belittled, idolized but never THE DEFINITIVE, AUTHORIZED ORAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ICONThe winner of every major national literary award, the preeminent novelist of his generation, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a movie director, politician, pugilist, antiwar activist, hipster, philosopher, and enfant terrible, Norman Mailer has been maligned, loved, hated, belittled, idolized but never ignored This sweeping biography captures the legend s extraordinary life and career in his own fascinating words and in vivid accounts by his famous peers, friends, enemies, wives, lovers, and family members Mailer is an extraordinary tapestry, a portrait of an era as well as a man as protean as the subject himself and just as overflowing with life.

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    1. Peter Manso published a highly readable oral history of his then-hero and mentor Norman Mailer in the '80's titled " Mailer: His Life and Times". Manso, a good writer in all other respects, has republished the book with a lengthy afterword in which he repays the insult Mailer had paid him when it turned out the biography displeased him greatly. Mailer and Manso were close friends during the eighties, with Manso admitting as much that he was , more or less, Mailer's acolyte. The pair even shared [...]

    2. Composed almost entirely of interviews, this reads like The National Enquirer because, apparently, Mailer lived most of his life that way. What I learned is that Mailer was "empty" inside, and so he tried on numerous personas in an effort to find himself like a crab trying on shells. Alfred Kazin thinks this is because of the Holocaust, that Mailer wants to be tough so as to defend himself against anti-Semites by no longer being Jewish, by being a rebel even though "he's riding the waves exactly [...]

    3. Author Peter Manso published a highly readable oral history of his then-hero and mentor Norman Mailer in the '80's titled " Mailer: His Life and Times". Manso, a good writer in all other respects, has republished the book with a 44 page afterword in which he repays the insult Mailer had paid him when it turned out the biography displeased him greatly. Mailer and Manso were close friends during the eighties, with Manso admitting as much that he was , more or less, Mailer's acolyte. The pair even [...]

    4. Needed to take a shower after reading this. In compiling a massive oral biography of Mailer -- featuring interviews with Allen Ginsburg, Shelley Winters, Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Liz Smith, Rip Torn, Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, Mailer's secretaries, two of his wives, his mother, and many, many more -- Peter Manso largely concentrates on the gossip: the parties, the drinking, the backstabbing (and, in two notorious cases, real stabbings), and especially the fighting among the intellegen [...]

    5. This tome is certainly not for his detractors and is effectively an authorized biography in the oral history mode. As such, there is direct commentary from a broad range of the personae of Mailer's heyday: Allen Ginsberg, George Plimpton, Shelly Winters, Mailer's Mom--to name a few. The book does not gloss over Norman's less artful moments such as the stabbing of his wife Adele or his gin besotted soliloquy at the Village Gate while campaiging for mayor of NYC. Of course these incidents built hi [...]

    6. Thought I'd try something biographical. The arrangement of the book is as a wonderfully well organized collection of the memories of all of the people that surrounded Norman throughout his life as well as much quoting Norman on Norman. This wouldn't be, however the place to start in terms of true biography. It's charming informality is both it's strength and weakness. Some surrounding context and history are missing. But it really captures the emotional context of his life, and the timber of tho [...]

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