The Time of Our Time (Norman Mailer)

The Time of Our Time (Norman Mailer) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Social History section. priced at just £4.00!

London: Little, Brown & Company, 1998, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: List of sources;

From the cover: Norman Mailers The Time of Our Time is a giant retrospective, a rich, boisterous portrait of our times seen through the fiction and reportage of one of Americas greatest writers.

Mailer selected and edited the contents of this work to create an ongoing narrative of events large and small that have shaped America over the last fifty years. Included are passages from The Naked and the Dead, The Deer Park, An American Dream, The Armies of the Night, The Executioners Song, Ancient Evenings, and Harlots Ghost, as well as portraits of Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Truman Capote, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, Madonna, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, as they appear in some of his best magazine pieces. How readable is the result! It is as if one is being drawn into a fabulous novel with extraordinary characters, real and fictional, who appear and reappear through the years until a vast mural of America as a nation conies into focus, full of follies and blunders, surprisingly elegant and often crazy tragic in its losses and large in its triumphs.

On display here are Mailers enormous energies, his vast curiosity, and his powers of delineation. Here too are his errors of judgement and deed, both personal and literary. As a writer, Mailer eschews all limits. He goes at the world like a tiger. What will surprise many readers of The Time of Our Time is what a shrewd and stylish tiger he has been.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIX] 1286 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.

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