Prisoner of Sex by Norman Mailer

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First Edition. Stated. Book condition is very good. DJ condition is Good with small tears and creases. The upper right hand corner is clipped, but the price of $5.95 is still there on the bottom.
 

About Norman Mailer

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Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years. Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007.
 
Published January 1, 1971 by Little Brown. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War. Non-fiction

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Disingenuously shocked to find himself cast by Women's Lib as the archetypal male chauvinist pig, Mailer takes on Kate Millett (Sexual Politics, 1970) and her sister furies.

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But he will also be remembered by television history buffs for the 1971 Dick Cavett Show appearance in which Vidal and rival novelist Norman Mailer engaged in a quarrel so heated and uncomfortable that it puts the staged squabbles of modern-day reality shows to shame.

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