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The Executioner's Song. by  Norman MAILER - Signed First Edition - 1979 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.co.uk

The Executioner's Song.

by MAILER, Norman

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London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1979. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver and copper, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket. Edges of covers a little faded; an excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tear to head of rear panel, mark to foot of rear panel and verso of spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the first blank, "To Roddy, cheers. Norman Mailer." Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning book was first published in the US earlier the same year.

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice . He is the author of 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 , The Castle and the Forest and On God . He died in 2007.




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