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ISBN13: 9780812986068
ISBN10: 0812986067
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Born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer for The Executioner’s Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mr. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.

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lukas, February 3, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"Stormin'" Norman Mailer always went big (and never went home) and this book, over 10 years in the making and 800 pages long, is one of his biggest. Mailer liked boxing and reading him is kind of like being pummeled. He doesn't so much win you over as a reader as wear you down. This book is exhausting, to be sure, but is it any good? I've read enough Mailer now to know what kind of artist he is: a bullsh*** artist. And one of our very best. Speaking of sh***, people eat it in this book, as well as drink blood and bugger each other. It is about ancient Egypt and involves gods and pharaohs and death and rebirth. The sheer scope is impressive, but it's a thoroughly unlikable, unpleasant book the rambles about 300 pages longer than it needs to.
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