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Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions, 1960-1972

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A collection of Mailer's pieces on the political conventions of the 1960s and early 1970s including "Superman Comes to the Supermarket" from The Presidential Papers (1960); "In This Red Light" from Cannibals and Christians (1964); Miami and the Siege of Chicago (1968); and St. George and the Godfather (1972).
Unknown Binding, 499 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Little Brown and Company
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May 01, 2008 Dan rated it really liked it
Brilliant is wandering and slightly insane mediations on American politics. Insightful portraits of American presidents, and hopefuls, and street-level coverage of Chicago 1968. Warning: lots of florid, impressionistic Mailor rambling, which might be an acquired taste.
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Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, but which covers the essay to the nonfiction novel. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once.
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