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Ancient Evenings by  Norman Mailer - Signed First Edition - 1983 - from Carpetbagger Books and Biblio.co.uk

Ancient Evenings

by Mailer, Norman

Condition: Near fine/near fine


Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Presentation copy inscribed by Mailer to Jean Bach on the front endpaper. Near fine in an about near fine jacket, unclipped ($19.95), bumped and faded at the top edge, faded on the spine. Navy blue cloth with red and gold gilt lettering on the spine. Square and firmly bound, some stray marks at the top edge. Warmly presented to Jean Bach, the famed jazz aficionado and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.

Ancient Evenings is a novel by Norman Mailer. It deals with the lives of two protagonists, one young, one old, in a very alien ancient Egypt marked by journeys by the dead, reincarnation, and violent and hyper-sexual gods and mortals in a complex combination of historical fiction, allegory, poetic flight, confession and spiritual meditation. The novel has had an extremely mixed criticial reception marked by a preponderance of negative reviews, some scathing [e.g.


  • Bookseller: Carpetbagger Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1514
  • Title: Ancient Evenings
  • Author: Mailer, Norman
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Jacket condition: near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1983
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