Marilyn: A Biography

Marilyn: A Biography

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by Norman Mailer
     
 

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An extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe (originally published in 1973) by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pullitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When first published, this

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An extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe (originally published in 1973) by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pullitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When first published, this book was the subject of Time and Life Magazine cover stories, was on the New York Times Bestseller List and became a full selection of the Book of the Month Club.

Editorial Reviews

Pauline Kael
“About half of MARILYN is great as only a great writer, using his brains and feelers could make it. . . . His writing is close to the pleasures of movies. . . . Your read [Mailer] with a heightened consciousness because his performance has zing.”
Time magazine
“A book of gargantuan propensities . . . incalculable in impact. . . . There are brilliant passages . . . compulsively readable.”
George Frazier
“At its best, superb, muscular prose…. Nothing else captures [Marilyn’s] endearing and exasperating persona so touchingly.”
The Washington Post
“Phosphorescent writing.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011468193
Publisher:
Lawrence Schiller
Publication date:
07/25/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
552,704
File size:
707 KB

Meet the Author

Norman Mailer was born in New Jersey in 1923 and then reared in Brooklyn. He began writing fiction before he graduated from Harvard University. His first major work, The Naked and the Dead, written in 1948, was received with great popular and critical acclaim. Mailer went on to win the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions, the first in 1968 with The Armies of the Night; the second in 1979 with The Executioner's Song. He was once acclaimed by poet Robert Lowell as 'the best journalist in America'. Mailer died in 2007.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Provincetown, Massachusetts, and New York, New York
Date of Birth:
January 31, 1923
Date of Death:
November 10, 2007
Place of Birth:
Long Branch, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., Harvard University, 1943; Sorbonne, Paris, 1947-48

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Marilyn 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GingerSnapp More than 1 year ago
Although I am a fan of both Mailer and Monroe, I do not think he captured her uniqueness in this book. It seemed to me that Mailer did not care for Marilyn as a person, just gave the plain facts, mostly about her marriage to Arthur Miller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a waste of time. It was a horrible read & boring. This has to be the worst book I have ever read. The author wrote more about his feelings & philosophies & he just rambled
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful in getting Marilyn's emotional life and the pictures were beautiful and dazzling! She'll never be forgotten when remembered this way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many books can one person read?give it arest give her arest write about someone else shes dead so let her be