Book #23818

Cannibals and Christians - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Norman Mailer

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Dial Press, 1966.

Price: $96.75

A Very Good+ first printing of the first edition in Very Good, little chipped and creased dust-jacket, SIGNED and inscribed by author Norman Mailer on the title page. Photograph of a vertical city of the future tipped-in opposite title page.

Critic Wilfrid Sheed described his impression of this nonfiction Mailer monologue as, "First, simple bafflement at a good writer running off at the mouth...slight suffocation and a tendency to cauliflower ear; next, a strong sense of being buried alive under several tons of ego-blubber; and finally, escape into pious reflections about What America Does to Its Writers." ; Large 8vo; xvi, 400 pages; Signed by Author.

Author Bio

Norman Mailer

Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey) was an American author, screenwriter, essayist, and poet. Mailer, along with Truman Capote and others, is known for his “innovation of narrative nonfiction”, the process of superimposing an essay on a nonfiction novel. In 1948, he published The Naked and the Dead, as a reflection on his military service in WWII. This novel became a New York Times bestseller for 62 weeks and was acclaimed “one of the one hundred best novels in English language” by the Modern Library. Norman Mailer died on November 10, 2007 in New York City.

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