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Advertisements for Myself; PMC : Penguin Modern Classics - Norman Mailer

Advertisements for Myself; PMC

Penguin Modern Classics

Paperback Published: 19th November 2018
ISBN: 9780241340455
Number Of Pages: 576

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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'

About the Author

Norman Mailer was born in New Jersey in January 1923 and after graduating from Harvard, served in the US army from 1944-1946. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, was published to immediate critical acclaim in 1948 - and has been hailed as 'the best war novel to emerge from the United States' (Anthony Burgess).

He has subsequently published both fiction and non-fiction and his books include Barbary Shore (1951), Advertisements for Myself (1959), The Presidential Papers (1963), An American Dream (1964), Armies of the Night (1968), Ancient Evenings (1983), and Tough Guys Don't Dance (1983).

The Executioner's Song , first published in 1979, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 - an award which Mailer has won twice during his writing career.

ISBN: 9780241340455
ISBN-10: 0241340454
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 19th November 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1