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Norman Mailer - American Writers 73

Norman Mailer - American Writers 73: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1968
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Norman Mailer - American Writers 73
    Book Description:

    This pamphlet series has been hailed by critics, teachers, and librarians as an ideals means of introducing both students and general readers to American writers of all periods. Choice has commented: “For the small library this series offers at small cost introuctions by reputable critics o dozens of significant authors, and the larger the library the greater the number of undergraduate students looking for a place to start on some writer.” The New York Times Book Review has called the pamphlets “extraordinarily good,” pointing out that “they are just long enough (48 pages) to permit a real survey of an author’s work and short enough to attract the casual reader, the anxiety-ridden student, and the professor desperate for the straight word on an unfamiliar writer.”

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5186-3
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Norman Mailer
    (pp. 5-43)

    When Norman Mailer’sThe Naked and the Deadwas published in 1948 it was all but universally acclaimed as a major novel marking the appearance of a new American writer destined for greatness. During the next twenty years, however, though he had some warm defenders, the negative judgments among critics substantially outnumbered the positive as book after book appeared: novels, a play, collections of stories and poems, and gatherings of essays and other fugitive pieces. And yet, unlike most of his generation of novelists — the “war novelists” and the urban Jewish writers — he has pursued a course of...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 44-46)