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The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing by Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer is one of the most prominent writers of our time and on the occasion of his 80th birthday, he presents his thoughts on writing, his legacy to the writers of a new era in The Spooky Art. It's a mix of old interviews and essays tied together with some original content. Like most of his career, some of this book is brilliant and some of it comes off as self-aggrandizement and pomposity. Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times says of The Spooky Art, "the startling unevenness of this volume is a reminder of the startling unevenness of Mr. Mailer's career -- a career that has lurched back and forth from the impressive to the superfluous, from the eloquent to the inane, a career that encompasses both visionary works that aspired to capture the dream life of postwar America and clownish advertisements for himself."
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