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An essential guide to the life and work of one of America’s most controversial writers, Advertisements for Myself is a comprehensive collection of the best of Norman Mailer’s essays, stories, interviews and journalism from the 1940s and 1950s, linked by anarchic and riotous autobiographical...
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“I have almost finished my longbook,” Maxine Hong Kingston declares. “Let my life as Poet begin ... I won’t be a workhorse anymore; I’ll be a skylark.” To Be the Poet is Kingston’s manifesto, the avowal and declaration of a writer who has devoted a good part of her sixty years to writing prose, and...