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Cinema of Norman Mailer : Film Is Like Death (Paperback)

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Norman Mailer: A Cinema Reader consists of new and previously-published analytical essays written by an array of film and literary scholars, enthusiasts, and those with a personal connection to Norman Mailer, which in turn, discusses the author and film-maker's six films made between the years of 1947 and 1987. Mailer's films serve as visual companions to many of his written works as well. By re-examining his films through the new perspectives contained in this volume, one may be afforded a deeper understanding of his oeuvre of texts as well as find an alternative vision of Mailer himself, seeing him not just as a writer, but also, as one of the most prolific postmodern artists of the 20th century who had deep roots in the cinema and allowed it to not only influence his writing, but often implemented in his mastery of metaphor. Mailer once said, “Film is legitimately more interesting than books...”. With that in mind, it's time his audience began to study his work through a medium that he was equally as passionate about working in as he was about literature itself.

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