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The White Negro

The White Negro

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  • ISBN : 9780872860315
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
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Author Norman Mailer

Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.Along with

The White Negro Reviews (15)

  • This has to be the stupidest book I have read in a long time I thought it might be a colorful look into the world of whites who immersed themselves into the black jazz scene in the 1940s and 50s What I got was Norman Mailer doing some very weird and typically Jewish projecting psychoanalysis of thes [..]

  • the fragments from this essay which had the biggest impact on me i can do nothing but quote them the whole text is very sharply and masterfully written if only philosophers could write like that not just writers who like philosophy with a few exceptions To be an existentialist, one must be able to f [..]

  • Mostly a lot of bopster jive about ineffable frissons and apocalyptic orgasms, The White Negro occasionally displays Mailer s gift for crystalline syntheses the fear of negro superiority as the underground drama of domestic politics circa 1957 Marxism as psychology for a collective body of humans wh [..]

  • Only 17 pages The introduction was beautiful, such wonderful quotes the always insoluble contradictions of injustice , our collective condition is to live with instant death by atomic war , his mysticism was a response to despair And then he tried to say something meaningful, something about how we [..]

  • It s a bit dated, in that it contains some material that today would be considered offensive and borderline racist but it s thesis is stunningly prescient, and Mailer s analysis of the discontents of middle class life in the US is absolutely dead on. [..]

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