Автор: Norman Mailer Название: Naked and the Dead, The ISBN: 0586091157 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780586091159 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Fifitieth Anniversary Edition With a new introduction by Norman Mailer * 'The best war novel to come out of the United States.' The Times * Norman Mailer's first novel. The book that catapulted him to instant fame. * A modern classic, on every American Literature student's reading list. * Based on Mailer's own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, The Naked and the Dead is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
Автор: Norman Mailer Название: An American Dream ISBN: 0007204965 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007204960 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of "The Naked and the Dead and The Fight". War her ex-Congressman, a professor of 'popular but somewhat notorious reputation', television personality and husband of the rich and beautiful Deborah ('a girl who would have been bored by a diamond as big as the Ritz'), Stephen Rojack lived the "American Dream". But his enviable life concealed a strange tension, the constant 'itch to jump', and when one day he finally cracks and strangles his luscious wife, he unleashes a personality of undreamt-of ferocity. A wanted murderer, Rojack is suddenly catapulted into an alien world of gangsters, crumbling tenements and downtown bars. Here, he meets Cherry, a small-time singer who ekes out her living in sleazy nightclubs, waiting for a break. She's the woman Rojack falls for, dangerously, desperately, tragically! A powerful exploration of one man's quest for depravity, "An American Dream" shocked the USA on first publication in 1965 with its graphic depictions of sex and violence. One of the key works of twentieth-century American literature, the novel's white-hot prose makes it, for many, Mailer's finest achievement.
Автор: Mailer,Norman Название: Ancient Evenings ISBN: 0349109702 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349109701 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1378 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Crossing three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt, this tale returns to that land's essences - the war, magic, gods, death and reincarnations, the lusts, ambitions, jealousies, and betrayals.
Автор: Mailer,Norman Название: Harlot`S Ghost ISBN: 0349103186 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349103181 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1562 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A metaphysical thriller set in the world of the CIA between Berlin in the 1950s and the assassination of JFK in 1963. In it, Norman Mailer created a tough, dangerous world that takes on its own unique set of spiritual values, challenging many of the preconceptions of 20th century American history.
Автор: Mailer, Norman Название: Modest Gifts ISBN: 0812972376 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812972375 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 958 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mailer, Norman Название: The Spooky Art ISBN: 0812971280 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812971286 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1090 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mailer, Norman Название: Why Are We In Vietnam? ISBN: 0399591753 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399591754 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "It is impossible to walk away from this novel without being sharply reminded of the fact that Norman Mailer is a writer of extraordinary ability."--Chicago Tribune Featuring a new foreword by Mailer scholar Maggie McKinley Published nearly twenty years after Norman Mailer's fiction debut, The Naked and the Dead, this acclaimed novel further solidified the author's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Ranald "D. J." Jethroe, Texas's most precocious teenager, recounts a brutal hunting trip he took to Alaska--in a story of fathers and sons, myth and masculinity, character and corruption. Both entertaining and profound, Why Are We in Vietnam? is an exceptional, timeless work awaiting discovery by a new generation of readers. Praise for Why Are We in Vietnam? "A book of great integrity. All the old qualities are here: Mailer's remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, 'the way it was, ' his power and energy."--The New York Review of Books "A tour de force, a treatise on human nature."--TheDallas Morning News "A brilliant piece of writing."--Newsweek "Original, courageous, and provocative."--The New York Times
Описание: In this landmark work of journalism, Norman Mailer reports on the presidential conventions of 1968, the turbulent year from which today s bitterly divided country arose. The Vietnam War was raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy had just been assassinated. In August, the Republican Party met in Miami and picked Richard Nixon as their candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats backed Lyndon Johnson s ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupted. Antiwar protesters filled the streets and the police ran amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television and captured in these pages by one of America s fiercest intellects. Praise for "Miami and the Siege of Chicago" "" For historians who wish for the presence of a world-class literary witness at crucial moments in history, Mailer in Miami and Chicago was heaven-sent. Michael Beschloss, "The Washington Post" Extraordinary . . . Mailer predicted that] we will be fighting for forty years. He got that right, among many other things. Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic" Often reads like a good, old-fashioned novel in which suspense, character, plot revelations, and pungently describable action abound. "The New York Review of Books" "" A] masterful account . . . To understand 1968, you must read Mailer. "Chicago Tribune""
Автор: Mailer Norman Название: The Deer Park ISBN: 0812986156 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812986150 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mailer Norman Название: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer ISBN: 0812986105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812986105 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A genuine literary event--an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific--or more exposed--than in his letters. All told, Mailer crafted more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence (approximately 20 million words), many of them deeply personal, keeping a copy of almost every one. Now the best of these are published--most for the first time--in one remarkable volume that spans seven decades and, it seems, several lifetimes. Together they form a stunning autobiographical portrait of one of the most original, provocative, and outspoken public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Compiled by Mailer's authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer features the most fascinating of Mailer's missives from 1940 to 2007--letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando, and even Monica Lewinsky. Here is Mailer the precocious Harvard undergraduate, writing home to his parents for the first time and worrying that his acceptances by literary magazines were "all happening too easy." Here, too, is Mailer the soldier, confronting the violence of war in the Pacific, which would become the subject of his masterly debut novel, The Naked and the Dead " I'm] amazed how casually it fits into . . . daily life, how very unhorrible it all is." Mailer the international celebrity pledges to William Styron, "I'm going to write every day, and like Lot's Wife I'm consigning myself to a pillar of salt if I dare to look back," while the 1980s Mailer agonizes over the fallout from his ill-fated friendship with Jack Henry Abbott, the murderer who became his literary protege. ("The continuation of our relationship was depressing for both of us," he confesses to Joyce Carol Oates.) At last, he finds domestic--and erotic--bliss in the arms of his sixth wife, Norris Church ("We bounce into each other like sunlight"). Whether he is reflecting on the Kennedy assassination, assessing the merits of authors from Fitzgerald to Proust, or threatening to pummel William Styron, the brilliant, pugnacious Norman Mailer comes alive again in these letters. The myriad faces of this artist and activist, lover and fighter, public figure and private man, are laid bare in this collection as never before. Praise for Selected Letters of Norman Mailer "Extraordinary."--Vanity Fair "As massive as the life they document . . . the autobiography Mailer] never wrote . . . a kind of map, from the hills and rice paddies of the Philippines through every victory and defeat for the rest of the century and beyond."--Esquire "The shards and winks at Mailer's own past that are scattered throughout the letters . . . are so tantalizing. They glitter throughout like unrefined jewels that Mailer took to the grave."--The New Yorker "Indispensable . . . a subtle document of an unsubtle man's wit and erudition, even (or especially) when it's wielded as a weapon."--New York "Umpteen pleasures to pluck out and roll between your teeth, like seeds from a pomegranate."--The New York TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
Автор: Mailer Norman Название: An American Dream ISBN: 081298613X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812986136 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1090 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner's Song. As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go. Praise for An American Dream "Perhaps the only serious New York novel since The Great Gatsby."--Joan Didion, National Review "A devil's encyclopedia of our secret visions and desires . . . the expression of a devastatingly alive and original creative mind."--Life "A work of fierce concentration . . . perfectly, and often brilliantly, realistic with] a pattern of remarkable imaginative coherence and intensity."--Harper's "At once violent, educated, and cool . . . This is our history as Hawthorne might have written it."--Commentary Praise for Norman Mailer " Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation."--The New York Times "A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent."--The New Yorker "Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure."--The Washington Post "A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."--Life "Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance."--The New York Review of Books "The largest mind and imagination in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book."--Chicago Tribune "Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream."--The Cincinnati Post
Автор: Norman Mailer Название: A Fire on the Moon ISBN: 014139496X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141394961 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. This book is suffused with Mailer`s obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties and terrors about the extremity of what they were trying to achieve.
Автор: Mailer Norman Название: The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer ISBN: 1400066239 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400066230 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2564 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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