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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 885–887.
Published: 01 December 2000
... it has been my pleasure to read in years. Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, University of Notre Dame Mailer: A Biography. By Mary V. Dearborn. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1999. viii, 478 pp. $30.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Papers: Journal of Modern Literature: Special Issue on Normal Mailer Norman Mailer will turn eighty in 2003. His more than fifty years of achieve- ment will be honored by a special issue of Journal of Modern...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
... study offers no real surprises. Those interested in Mailer’s life, work, and cultural milieu will also be inter- ested in J. Michael and Donna Pedro Lennon’s Norman Mailer: Works and Days, a thorough bio...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2015
... same authors—namely Rob­ert Penn Warren, William Styron, and Norman Mailer. Their interest in Mailer’s “The White Negro” (1957) is significant to both of their projects; Gray is attentive to Mailer’s efforts to inspire his “audience from their middle-class obsessions with comfort and the Cold...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Vaught Brogan, University of Notre Dame Mailer: A Biography. By Mary V. Dearborn. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1999. viii, 478 pp. $30.00. Norman Mailer: Works and Days. By J. Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
... meaning that defined Vietnam. Bachner shows us how the works of Thomas Pynchon, Norman Mailer, Margaret Atwood, and Marge Piercy all attempt to connect “more affluent white Americans to the reality of violence” in Vietnam through a variety of literary and poetic devices (71). Pyn- chon’s The Crying...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of Excess is thoroughly enjoyable to read because of the steady flow of funny and weird anecdotes it provides about individual artists and their interactions. Readers learn that Norman Mailer once quipped that giving Diane Arbus a camera was “like giving a hand grenade to a baby” (quoted on 274...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 904–907.
Published: 01 December 2017
... well-worn logic of symbolic form. Poetry provides, as the Poetry Magazine mailer suggests, temporary respite from the task-induced stress of our daily lives. But the circular doesn’t mention the way in which poetry must compete like any other medium for our ever-diminishing store of deep focus...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to make their way during the years of slavery and segregation. Charles Mar- tin’s primary subject in The White African American Body is the so-called ‘‘white Negronot the black-identified, Beat-era hipster of Norman Mailer’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 837–844.
Published: 01 December 2013
... subject’s lead and attends to the specific history of Major’s life and work. American Authorship and Autobiographical Narrative: Mailer, Wideman, Eggers. By Jonathan D’Amore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. ix, 197 pp. $80.00. D’Amore says that American life writing provides a unique opportunity...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 865–870.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of the role the typewriter has played in the author’s own life that offers, along the way, “typewriter” anecdotes about Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac, and others. A final section examines the recent transition from typing to com- puting and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
... specific consequence of the National Security State” (144–45); what follows from this claim are impres- sive accounts of just how central the Cold War was for postmodern experimen- tation (E. L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Denis Johnson, Don DeLillo, Tim O’Brien, Joan Didion; the reading of Robert...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
... writers such as Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, and even David Mamet in the second half of the twentieth century, decades complicated further by the tortuous legacy of the Holocaust. Rosenberg...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 221–228.
Published: 01 March 2001
... considered in this volume are Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Lenny Bruce, William Gass, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Brautigan, and Jackson Mac Low. The Future Females, The Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Sci- ence Fiction Criticism. Ed. Marleen S. Barr. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 681–688.
Published: 01 September 2012
... fiction and film. She argues that the novels of Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Paul Bowles, and Jack Kerouac explore “the familiar made strange” of Freud’s concept of the uncanny through the use of tropes such as automatons and ghosts, producing countercultural elements that con- front the “raw...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 629–636.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Camus (who were embraced by New York intellectuals) to its evolution in the works of Wright, Ellison, Mailer, and photographer Robert Frank and, finally, to its presence in the feminist and political protest move- ments in the 1960s and in contemporary popular culture, particularly in such films as...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 March 2006
... carriers of domi- nant ideologies of the nation but as polyvalent, multicultural narratives that ‘‘embrace what might be called cultural syncresis’’ (5). Contributing authors discuss the role of American mythologies in the works of Louise Erdrich, Norman Mailer, Jayne Anne Phillips, Cormac McCarthy, M...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... .” Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association 12 , no. 1 : 20 – 31 . Liu Alan . 2004 . The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . Mailer Norman . 1963 . The Presidential Papers . New York : Putnam’s Sons...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2012
... documentary (nonfiction) novel surfaces in the American context in new ways in and after the 1960s. Her book reads con- temporary authors—including Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, John Berendt, and Don DeLillo—in light of the New Journalism and of postmodern thought. 224 American Literature It also...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relation to a cultural construct I term the celebrity-author . The works of many of Capote’s contemporaries peppered throughout this account (including Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag, George Plimpton, and Andy Warhol) are ripe for analysis as serialized transmedia performances. Furthermore, the...