History of the Express Companies:And the Origin of American Railroads, Together With Some Reminiscences of the Latter Days of the Mail Coach and Baggage Wagon Business in the United States (Classic Reprint) Alexander Lovett Stimson
The Mail and Express Fourth of July Prize Stories and Poems:Founded on the American Revolution (Classic Reprint) New York Mail and Express
Catalog of the Magnificent Collection of American Colonial, United States and Foreign Coins, Medals and Currency of All Ages and Periods Formed by the Late Dr. G. F. E. Wilharm, Pittsburg, Penna:All to Be Sold Without Reserve at Auction (All Bids by Mail B. Max Mehl
White kids from the ´burbs are throwing up gang signs. The 2001 Grammy winner for best rap artist was as white as rice. And blond-haired sorority sisters are sporting FUBU gear. What is going on in American culture that´s giving our nation a racial-identity crisis? Following the trail blazed by Norman Mailer´s controversial essay ´´The White Negro,? Everything but the Burden brings together voices from music, popular culture, the literary world, and the media speaking about how from Brooklyn to the Badlands white people are co-opting black styles of music, dance, dress, and slang. In this collection, the essayists examine how whites seem to be taking on, as editor Greg Tate´s mother used to tell him, ´´everything but the burden?-from fetishizing black athletes to spinning the ghetto lifestyle into a glamorous commodity. Is this a way of shaking off the fear of the unknown? A flattering indicator of appreciation? Or is it a more complicated cultural exchange? The pieces in Everything but the Burden explore the line between hero-worship and paternalism. Among the book´s twelve essays are Vernon Reid´s ´´Steely Dan Understood as the Apotheosis of ´The White Negro,´? Carl Hancock Rux´s ´´The Beats: America´s First ´Wiggas,´? and Greg Tate´s own introductory essay ´´Nigs ´R Us.? Other contributors include: Hilton Als, Beth Coleman, Tony Green, Robin Kelley, Arthur Jafa, Gary Dauphin, Michaela Angela Davis, dream hampton, and Manthia diAwara. From the Hardcover edition.
Reader of Gentlemen´s Mail:Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking David Kahn
Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed female head in his marijuana stash, he has almost no memory of the night before. As he reconstructs the missing hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, sex addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his own father, old now but still a Herculean figure. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough Guys Don´t Dance represents Mailer at the peak of his powers. Praise for Tough Guys Don´t Dance ´´Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head.´´-People ´´As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror.´´-New York Daily News ´´A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects.´´-Chicago Tribune ´´[Tough Guys Don´t Dance] has that charming Mailer bravado.´´-The New York Times Praise for Norman Mailer ´´[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.´´-The New York Times ´´A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.´´-The New Yorker ´´Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.´´-The Washington Post ´´A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.´´-Life ´´Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.´´-The New York Review of Books ´´The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.´´-Chicago Tribune ´´Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.´´-The Cincinnati Post From the Paperback edition.
Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature. ´A seminal book´ Fay Weldon, Washington Post ´Serious, clever and shatteringly effective . . . For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards´ Sunday Times ´The first novel to come along in years that takes on deep and Dostoyevskian themes . . . Ellis is showing older authors where the hands have come to on the clock´ Norman Mailer, Vanity Fair
Postmodern Sublime:Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk Cornell University Press Joseph Tabbi
American Authorship and Autobiographical Narrative:Mailer, Wideman, Eggers American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century. Auflage 2012 J. D´Amore
´A masterpiece´ MARTIN AMIS ´The best book about homicide detectives by an American writer´ NORMAN MAILER Based on a year on the killing streets of Baltimore, David Simon´s true crime masterpiece reveals a city few will ever experience. Day in day out citizens are shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city´s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.
Norman Mailer´s Later Fictions:Ancient Evenings through Castle in the Forest American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century. Auflage 2010 J. Whalen-Bridge