The Naked and the Dead • Advertisements for Myself • The Armies of the Night • Miami and the Siege of Chicago • Of a Fire on the Moon • The Executioner’s Song
“It is a largely unremarked fact about Mailer that he is a great and obsessed stylist, a writer to whom the shape of the sentence is the story.”—Joan Didion
“He is his own supreme fiction . . . the author of ‘Norman Mailer,’ a lengthy, discontinuous, and perhaps canonical fiction.”—Harold Bloom
Superman Comes to the SupermarketNorman Mailer
Since the First World War Americans have been leading a double life, and our history has moved on two rivers, one visible, the other underground; there has been the history of politics which is concrete, factual, practical and unbelievably dull if not for the consequences of the actions of some of these men; and there is a subterranean river of untapped, ferocious, lonely and romantic desires, that concentration of ecstasy and violence which is the dream life of the nation.