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THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT : HISTORY AS A NOVEL, THE NOVEL AS HISTORY * * * * * SIGNED COPY * * * * *:...

THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT : HISTORY AS A NOVEL, THE NOVEL AS HISTORY * * * * * SIGNED COPY * * * * *

Mailer, Norman

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ISBN 10: 0297176277 / ISBN 13: 9780297176275
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, LONDON, 1968
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Won Pulitzer Price for non-fiction. ".Brood on that country that expresses our will. She is America, once a beauty of magnificence unparalleled, now a beauty with a leprous skin." Mailer returned from the October 1967 March to The Pentagon, was arrested, and came home to write his reflections" Priceclipped. Sticker residue 3/4" x 3/4", top of front free endpaper. Previous owner's name front free endpaper. 3 neat blackouts to copyright page. Small stamped initials to bottom edge. MAILER'S SIGNATURE TITLE PAGE. VERY GOOD PLUS in Good Plus Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 63007

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Title: THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT : HISTORY AS A NOVEL...

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, LONDON

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: FIRST U.K. EDITION.

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The Armies of the Night chronicles the famed October 1967 March on the Pentagon, in which all of the old and new Left—hippies, yuppies, Weathermen, Quakers, Christians, feminists, and intellectuals—came together to protest the Vietnam War. Alongside his contemporaries, Mailer went, witnessed, participated, suffered, and then wrote one of the most stark and intelligent appraisals of the 1960s: its myths, heroes, and demons. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a cornerstone of New Journalism, The Armies of the Night is not only a fascinating foray into that mysterious terrain between novel and history, fiction and nonfiction, but also a key chapter in the autobiography of Norman Mailer—who, in this nonfiction novel, becomes his own great character, letting history in all its complexity speak through him.

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Born in Long Branch, NJ, in 1923, and raised in Brooklyn, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the 20th century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer for The Executioner’s Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mr. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.

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