"Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer's most important work in the form that many rank as his most electrifying. Here is Mailer on boxing, Mailer on Hemingway, Mailer on Marilyn Monru, and, of course, Mailer on Mailer. From his early essay "A Credo for the Living," published when the author was twenty-five, to his final writings in the year before his death, Mind of an Outlaw spans the full arc of Mailer's evolution as a writer. Included are such essential pieces as his acclaimed 1957 meditation on hipsters, "The White Negro"; multiple selections from his seminal collection Advertisements for Myself; and a never-before-published essay on Sigmund Freud. Featuring an incisive Introduction by Jonathan Lethem, Mind of an Outlaw forms a fascinating portrait of Mailer's intellectual development as well as the preoccupations of a nation in the last half of the American century. "The selections open a window onto the capacious mind and process of one of the most volatile intellects of the twentieth century." -Library Journal "Vintage Mailer: brilliant, infuriating, witty and never, ever boring." -Tampa Bay Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL "
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by Jonathan Lethem
by John McPhee
by James Bowen
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
by Norman Maclean
by Albert Camus
by Professor Stephen Mathis
by Salman Rushdie
by Zadie Smith
"Narrator Christopher Lane has quite a challenge on his hands--or vocal chords--as narrator of this audio collection of Mailer's works. First, there's the author himself, an icon of twentieth-century literature and culture. Then there are the essays, which represent some of Mailer's best work. Lane successfully meets these challenges, using his friendly, deep, somewhat nasally voice; excellent pacing; and precise diction to bring the master's words to life. Lane is not flashy, nor does he attempt character voices, relying instead on a steady reading that allows the words and meanings to shine through. There are times when his voice can be monotonous, but his consistency is a virtue over the course of this audiobook. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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