Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic

Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic❮Reading❯ ➷ Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic ➯ Author Carl Rollyson – Tbjewellers.co.uk Carl Rollyson was Norman Mailer s first literary biographer to draw on unpublished letters and manuscripts as well as on interviews with the writer s friends and foes Rollyson provides a full account Carl Rollyson was Norman Mailer s The Last PDF ↠ first literary biographer to draw on unpublished letters and manuscripts as well as on interviews with the writer s friends and foes Rollyson provides a full account of Mailer s college years, especially his fear of being drafted Here are the sources of Mailer s mental crisis in the s that led to the stabbing Norman Mailer: Epub / of his second wife, Adele The Lives of Norman Mailer gets at the sources of Mailer s obsession with violence while also portraying a major literary figure in the making, from his fabulous debut war novel, The Naked and the Dead to his final bid for literary fame, The Castle in the Forest, a brooding foray into th century evil via an Mailer: The Last eBook ¸ account of Adolf Hitler s early life A final chapter rounds out a penetrating account of Mailer s final two decades of productivity which yielded books as various as a controversial biography of Picasso and a philosophical dialogue on the nature of God.

Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism at The Last PDF ↠ Baruch College, The City University of New York, has publishedthan forty books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, and Jill Craigie to studies of American culture, genealogy, children s biography, film, and literary criticism He has authoredthan articles on American and Norman Mailer: Epub / European literature and history His work has been reviewed in newspapers such as The New York Times and the London Sunday Telegraph and in journals such as American Literature and the Dictionary of Literary Biography For four years he wrote a weekly column, On Biography, for The New York Sun and was President of the Rebecca West Society Mailer: The Last eBook ¸ His play, THAT WOMAN REBECCA WEST REMEMBERS, has been produced at Theatresource in New York City Rollyson is currently researching a biography of Amy Lowell awarded a We the People NEH grant Hollywood Enigma Dana Andrews, a biography of Dana Andrews is forthcoming in September from University Press of Mississippi His biography, American Isis The Life and Death of Sylvia Plath will be published in February , the fiftieth anniversary of her death His reviews of biography appear regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Raleigh News Observer, The Kansas City Star, and The New Criterion He is currently advisory editor for the Hollywood Legends series published by the University Press of Mississippi He welcomes queries from those interested in contributing to the series Read his column, Biographology, that appears every two weeks at bibliobuffet.

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  • Paperback
  • 424 pages
  • Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic
  • Carl Rollyson
  • English
  • 22 April 2019
  • 0595504485

10 thoughts on “Norman Mailer: The Last Romantic

  1. says:

    The life and work of Norman Kingsley Mailer 1928 2007 one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, is reintroduced from this 1992 re issue Norman Mailer The Last Romantic 2017 a timeless expertly researched biography by esteemed notable Canadian scholar, educator, prolific bestselling award winning author Carl Rollyson PhD.Mailer, was certainly one of the most controversial and colorful authors that consistently thrived in the spotlight When compared to other writers, Mailer gave th The life and work of Norman Kingsley Mailer 1928 2007 one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, is reintroduced from this 1992 re issue Norman Mailer The Last Romantic 2017 a timeless expertly researched biography by esteemed notable Canadian scholar, educator, prolific bestselling award winning author Carl Rollyson PhD.Mailer, was certainly one of the most controversial and colorful authors that consistently thrived in the spotlight When compared to other writers, Mailer gave the most interviews, his outspoken views on a variety of subject matters from freedom and expression, protest, war, politics, religion, and a host of other topics influenced a generation and shaped American life and culture.Mailer was married five times, the father of nine children Without question or exception, Mailer cultivated an exaggerated sense and style of masculinity and alpha maleness that clearly defined him Rollyson captured Mailer in his obsessional form of uber masculinity, illustrating how he began to create this image while at Harvard, he enrolled at 16 determined to shed his youthful identity as a timid, introverted, quiet, indulged mama s boy Mailer s world changed drastically when his focus shifted from engineering to literature He would become a writer, and never looked back.Literary critics point out that Mailer never produced an autobiography, or a single masterpiece that typically define a great author Mailer wrote over 30 books, producing 17 volumes between 1962 1972 He won two Pulitzer prizes Rollyson noted that Mailer s genius was reflected in his stories and characters, beginning with a war hero theme of his first novel The Naked and the Dead 1948 Mailer avoided enlisting in the military for as long as possible, while patriotic young men were joining military service in record numbers to fight in WWII Instead of enlisting as an officer, that would have likely kept him away from combat zones and in an office desk job possibly in intelligence, Mailer joined the ranks of the enlisted men, reasoning that it would expose him to a better andrealistic military experience to record and write about Mailer s writing would always come first during his lifetime Rollyson writes about Mailer s life and connections to his writing in fascinating painstaking detail His analysis of Mailer s books, character profiles, plot summaries were exceptionally narrated in this colossal 535 page biographical study Special thanks and appreciation to Endeavour Press for the direct e copy for the purpose of review

  2. says:

    I get a big kick reading author biographies, and this book was no different Outside of The Naked and the Dead, I knew little about Norman Mailer, except for his being attacked and defamed by the women s groups during the seventies and eighties Yet, Carl Rollyson s pen enlightened and entertained me while I read this biography The book is written with attention to every detail about Mailer s life, work, and personality The biographer also analyzes the author s books, the characters in them, a I get a big kick reading author biographies, and this book was no different Outside of The Naked and the Dead, I knew little about Norman Mailer, except for his being attacked and defamed by the women s groups during the seventies and eighties Yet, Carl Rollyson s pen enlightened and entertained me while I read this biography The book is written with attention to every detail about Mailer s life, work, and personality The biographer also analyzes the author s books, the characters in them, and the plot summaries.Mailer s personal life, five marriages and nine children, are given a good amount of space in the book, and rightfully so, because what he wanted the world to see him through was his exaggerated masculinity It wasn t because he hated women, but he hated not being without them as most of his wives were very strong women who fought with him without fear and all his children liked him The black spot on Mailer s treatment of a wife was when he knifed Adele and almost killed her Still, Adele was with him all her life, even after their divorce, living in close proximity and relating to him and his other wives After reading this book, I don t think Mailer was xenophobic or prejudiced against women, in the real sense His personality was just different, as he was who he was, a bit narcissistic maybe I had the feeling that, because he was a writer, he was writing even when he wasn t writing, as he was making up scenes and situations in real life just to watch what he could get out of them He could be charming or he could be extremely gruff as the circumstance dictated, a circumstance which he created most of the time.It takes guts to explore the dark emotions, racism, or other negative isms Because of The Naked and the Dead, Mailer reached an early fame which must have shocked him and must have hindered his growth as an author somewhat Even so, he won two Pulitzers, and his work of thirty volumes is nothing to frown upon because he knew and understood his and everyone else s shortcomings Since his idols were Hemingway and Dos Passos, he was also influenced by the image of a fighting macho male Maybe for that reason, his picked his characters from among the lawless After reading this biography, I think Norman Kingsley Mailer to be one of the most controversial and intriguing authors of his time.I enjoyed this book a lot As a fan of authors and the art of writing, reading it has been a delight however, it can be too long and detailed for the devotees of lighter reading

  3. says:

    Long, comprehensive and meticulously researched biography of Norman Mailer, a revised edition of the author s earlier book entitled The Lives of Norman Mailer It s an impressive biography, detailed and thorough, and will be of particular interest to the Mailer scholar For myself I found it just a bit too detailed, especially the analysis of Mailer s books, of which I am not a fan Nor am I of the man, and Rollyson certainly doesn t manage to make him in any way likeable or admirable Neverthel Long, comprehensive and meticulously researched biography of Norman Mailer, a revised edition of the author s earlier book entitled The Lives of Norman Mailer It s an impressive biography, detailed and thorough, and will be of particular interest to the Mailer scholar For myself I found it just a bit too detailed, especially the analysis of Mailer s books, of which I am not a fan Nor am I of the man, and Rollyson certainly doesn t manage to make him in any way likeable or admirable Nevertheless, as a biography it does what it should explores the life and work of this renowned author and does so in an accessible and lively way

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