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Mike Lovett rents a room in a Brooklyn boarding house with the intention of writing a novel. Wounded during World War II, Lovett is an amnesiac, and much of his past is a secret to himself. But Lovett's housemates have secrets of their own. As these mysterious figures vie for Lovett's allegiance, Barbary Shore plays havoc with our certainties, combining Kafkaesque unease with Orwellian paranoia and delivering its effects with a power that Mailer has made all his own.  

About the Author

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. He died in 2007.

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lukas, December 17, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
Mailer's first book "The Naked and the Dead" (misleading title btw) was a Big book about a Big subject (WW2) and established the young writer as a talent to be reckoned with. He struggled to duplicate that with his next two books, "Barbary Shore" and "The Deer Park," which is his Hollywood novel. He gave up writing novels for a while after they both did poorly. "Barbary Shore" feels like his attempt to write a gritty, urban social novel and it's mostly a failure, but interesting compared to his other books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700392
Author:
Mailer, Norman
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
PNW-58
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04x5.20x.71 in. .61 lbs.

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