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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots: Esquire November 1977

By Norman Mailer
Read by Brian Sutherland

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978644793

  • ISBN: 9781978644793

Runtime: 3.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“He prepared therefore for the meditative journey that proves most excruciating in Limbo, a rounding through the past, a trip back! It is a venture full of perils. To meditate on TV might prove equal to writing a recollection of an enemy one has never met and cannot quite believe in. Indeed, how to conceive of an enemy who is without personal animosity? It was like writing a memoir of an oxymoron. Limbo set its tasks.”

More a short book than an essay, Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots is Norman Mailer’s scathing and often brilliant takedown of television culture, penned for Esquire in the wake of Mailer’s infamous altercation with Gore Vidal on The Dick Cavett Show.

Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots was originally published in Esquire in November 1977.

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Editorial Reviews

“A small treasure of a book…It deserves a wide audience.” Dick Cavett

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Author Bio: Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer (1923–2007) wrote more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest. He was one of the cofounders of the Village Voice.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English