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Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings

Mailer, Norman

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ISBN 10: 0812972376 / ISBN 13: 9780812972375
Published by Random House Inc., Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: As New Soft cover
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This is a fine, as new first edition, first printing paperback copy, tan spine. Inscribed by the author on the half title page: "For Nancy Olson from Norman Mailer (an early Merry Christmas!)" An unread copy from Nancy Olson, prop. of Quail Ridge Books. Bookseller Inventory # 064085

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Title: Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings

Publisher: Random House Inc., Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: wraps

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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An unexpected collection from Norman Mailer—a book of his selected poems and more than one hundred of his drawings, most of them never before published. Modest Gifts is full of what the author calls “casual pleasures”—witty, naughty, and surprisingly tender verse and art. Lust, seduction, betrayal, jealousy, and even the banality of cocktail party chatter are depicted with humor, affection, and, above all, honesty. Here is an aspect of Norman Mailer unknown to many: lighthearted, prankish, whimsical, and often gentle, playfully sketching the intimate urban world that surrounds us. Modest, funny, and true, each poem and drawing shows a new side of one of the greatest writers of our time.

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Norman Mailer was born in 1923 and published his first book, The Naked and the Dead, in 1948. The Armies of the Night won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1969; Mailer received another Pulitzer in 1980 for The Executioner’s Song. His most recent books, both published by Random House, are The Spooky Art and Why Are We at War? He lives in Provincetown with his wife, Norris Church Mailer.

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