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 Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When first published, this book was… See more details below

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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 Pulitzer 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:
9780399514135
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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