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NORMAN MAILER - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 87685

NORMAN MAILER Signed typescript about visits to a gang in Brooklyn Typescript signed: "Norman Mailer" on last page, 13 pages, 8½x11. Headed: "THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL PAPER/-- Juvenile Delinquency/By/Norman Mailer/'SHE THOUGHT THE RUSSIANS WAS COMING'

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NORMAN MAILER
Signed typescript about visits to a gang in Brooklyn
Typescript signed: "Norman Mailer" on last page, 13 pages, 8½x11. Headed: "THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL PAPER/-- Juvenile Delinquency/By/Norman Mailer/'SHE THOUGHT THE RUSSIANS WAS COMING'". Begins: "This is an account of a few visits with a gang in Brooklyn. I think it has the virtue of being true to the mood of what happened. The photographer, Bruce Davidson, was kind enough to say that I had caught the sound. But I was not very proud of the piece. I had thought to do a major essay, but decided I did not know enough and did not have time enough: I was working on a staged reading of The Deer Park at Actor's Studio, and only had a few days to do the piece. The existential message of the paper is that juvenile delinquents have a need of danger. This thought is caught up in a postscript." Mailer's 1955 sexually explicit work, The Deer Park, was staged off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre from January 31-May 21, 1967. He also examined crime and violence in American society in such works as The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster (1956) and Advertisements for Myself (1959). Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead (1948), was a best selling account of combat in WWII. Mailer won two Pulitzer Prizes: the first for The Armies of the Night (1969), a nonfiction narrative about a protest march on the Pentagon; the second for The Executioner's Song (1979), about the life and execution of serial killer Gary Gilmore. Mailer, who co-founded "The Village Voice" and ran for mayor of New York, has published 39 books to date. The outspoken and quarrelsome Mailer, married six times, has his share of detractors, but his literary skills are widely admired. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled at blank margins of several pages. Nicked at upper left edge of signature page. Fine condition.

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