Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays
Norman Mailer

£16.99

The definitive Norman Mailer collection, as he writes on Marilyn Monroe, culture, ideology, boxing, Hemingway, politics, sex, celebrity and, of course, Norman Mailer. From his early ‘A Credo for the Living’, published in 1948, when the author was twenty-five, to his final writings in the year before his death, Mailer wrestled with the big themes of his times. He was one of the most astute cultural commentators of the postwar era, a swashbuckling intellectual provocateur who never pulled a punch and was rarely anything less than interesting. Mind of an Outlaw spans the full arc of Mailer’s evolution as a writer, including such essential pieces as his acclaimed 1957 meditation on hipsters, ‘The White Negro’; multiple selections from his wonderful Advertisements for Myself; and a never-before-published essay on Freud.

The book is introduced by Jonathan Lethem.

Paperback, 656pp
Penguin Books, 2014
ISBN 9780141394985