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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... 10 NORMAN MAILER In Mailer, we can see how sexual radicalism evolves from a dissolving political radicalism. Mailer has spent a good part of his career making violence re- spectable. His justification for this, a...
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... [ INTERCHAPTER ] MAILER ON MILLER The first thing to be said about Genius and Lust, Mailer’s anthology of Miller, is the most obvious: it is virtually a symmetrical counterpart to the earlier Lawrence Durrell anthology, The Henry Miller...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
..., like ‘‘the great noisebut soon enough came to consider him paranoid. His friend Isaac Rosen- feld remained mired in his orgone box for too long. Neither, of course, were writers of ‘‘ferocity It was Norman Mailer who remained for a long time Reich’s true and trium- phant disciple...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... INDEX Aaron’s Rod (Lawrence), 88–94, 277, 279– 187, 195, 235–36, 265, 274, 301, 311, 315– 80, 284–90, 343 16, 343, 351, 395 Abramson, Je√rey, 22–23 ‘‘Apocalypse’’ (Brown), 53 Advertisements for Myself (Mailer), 300...
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... trial was Norman Mailer. Mailer said that it had ‘‘enormous importance to me as a writer’’ and that Burroughs ‘‘might have been one of the greatest geniuses of the English language if he had never been an addict When it comes to writers of ferocity, Mailer is given to hyperbole. There is no question...
Published: 28 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387985-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8798-5
... that had not, by the time of their 8 writings, and still never has, by the time of this study, actually come. Not that one could tell this sad configuration to Norman Mailer. Mailer’s Happy Mix Norman Mailer’s ‘‘white NegroMailer’s...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... study is an analysis of these related cultural phenomena. During this period the Marquis de Sade, D. H. Lawrence, Georges Bataille, Henry Miller, and Norman Mailer emerged as exemplars of significant aggres- sion. Freud represents the humanist counterargument to this literature of ferocity. A number...
Published: 22 May 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382447-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8244-7
Published: 26 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387855-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8785-5
... the old-school sensa- tional realism of Crane or that of contemporary writer (and war chronicler) Norman Mailer. Following in these authors’ narrative footsteps, turn-of- the-century portraits of serial killers in pop culture treat their subjects as real-life monsters, and as a result many of...
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By Robert J. Corber
Published: 22 May 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382447-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8244-7
..., 160-61; on Mailer, Norman, n·40 176; on Wright, Richard, 172,173-74; Closet, the: as epistemological struc- on Uncle Toms Cabin, 173 ture, 109, 223 n. 22; as trope in Cat Beaver, Harold, 108-9 on a Hot Tin Roof, 17, 132-33; as trope Behlmer, Rudy, 79...
Published: 20 July 1990
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8162-4
... Emerson to Faulkner and Mailer. James M. Cox has retired from Dartmouth College and has returned to the house and farm where he was born and raised. He is the au• thor of Mark Twain: The Fate of Humor, Recovering Literature's Lost Ground: Essays in American Autobiography, and many essays on writers...
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By Annalee Newitz
Published: 26 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387855-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8785-5
... are in this collection. 11 Rogin, ‘‘ ‘Make My Day!’ ’’ 12 All quotes are from Benjamin, Illuminations, 217–42. 13 Mailer, Advertisements for Myself,347. 14 See Scheffler, ‘‘The Prisoner as Creator in The Executioner’s Song 15 Mailer, The Executioner’s Song, 292. 16 In the tv miniseries...
Published: 19 June 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390763-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9076-3
...- umph signaled on the final page of the novel by his wife’s ready agreement to now bear him a fourth child. 2​ In the same year in which The Executioners appeared, Norman Mailer published his notorious essay “The White Negro...
Published: 04 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387152-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8715-2
...-known tv appearances was on a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show that featured Norman Mailer and Janet Flanner as the other guests (figure 4). The hostility between Vidal and Mailer, which dominated the entire show, periodically threatened to erupt into fisticuffs. Both Flanner and Cavett entered...
Published: 18 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380870-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8087-0
... hooks They thought he was a real sweet ofay cat, but a little frantic.—James Baldwin on black jazz musicians’ response to Norman Mailer Homosexuality is a sickness, just as are baby-rape or wanting to become the head of General Motors.—Eldridge Cleaver Epilogues smell like...
Published: 19 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385455-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8545-5
... negative sense of illusory; at worst, repressive.≤ The title essay of Poirier’s volume develops the notion of the politics of the struggle for subjectivity as what we now call a politics of performance, or performativity.≥ Poirier argues that writers such as Robert Frost, Nor- man Mailer, and Henry...
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By Annalee Newitz
Published: 26 June 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387855-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8785-5
..., 1995. Lukács, Georg. History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics. Cam- bridge, Mass.: mit Press, 1968. Mailer, Norman. Advertisements for Myself. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1959. . The Executioner’s Song. New York: Warner Books, 1979. Marcuse...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
...’’ (CA 203). This parental scenario obtains in Lawrence, Bataille, Miller, and Mailer. The in- stance of Sade indicates that the absentee mother (and remote father) can, by virtue of the logic of extremes meeting, have a similar e√ect. Reich seems to explain the link when he speaks of a ‘‘frustration...
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385387-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8538-7
..., Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, and Richard Rorty. Anna Marie Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Govern- ment, Cornell University, where she specializes in contemporary political theory...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9085-5
... Original silkscreened mock-up artwork for 24 24 Music, 1981  216 Sleeping Bag’s twelve-inch record-mailer envelope  222 Arthur Russell at home, c. 1983  230 Arthur Russell in the basement at Westbeth in the mid-1980s  235 World of Echo poster, the Kitchen, 1984  237 Arthur...