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On God

By Mailer, Norman




A towering figure in American literature, Norman Mailer has in recent years reached a new level of accessibility and power. His last novel, The Castle in the Forest, revealed fascinating ideas about faith and the nature of good and evil. Now Mailer offers his concept of the nature of God. His conversations with his friend and literary executor, Michael Lennon, show this writer at his most direct, provocative, and challenging. "I think," writes Mailer, "that piety is oppressive. It takes all the air out of thought."In moving, amusing, probing, and uncommon dialogues conducted over three years but whose topics he has considered for decades, Mailer establishes his own system of belief, one that rejects both organized religion and atheism. He presents instead a view of our world as one created by an artistic God who often succeeds but can also fail in the face of determined opposition by contrary powers in the universe, with whom war is waged for the souls of humans. In turn, we have been given freedom--indeed responsibility--to choose our own paths. Mailer trusts that our individual behavior--always a complex mix of good and evil--will be rewarded or punished with a reincarnation that fits the sum of our lives. Mailer weighs the possibilities of "intelligent design" at the same time avowing that sensual pleasures were bestowed on us by God; he finds fault with the Ten Commandments--because adultery, he avers, may be a lesser evil than others suffered in a bad marriage--and he holds that technology was the Devil's most brilliant creation. In short, Mailer is original and unpredictable in this inspiring verbal journey, a unique vision of the world in which "God needs us as much as we need God."From The Naked and the Dead to The Executioner's Song and beyond, Mailer's major works have engaged such themes as war, politics, culture, and sex. Now, in this small yet important book, Mailer, in a modest, well-spoken style, gives us fresh ways to think about the largest subject of them all.From the Hardcover edition.


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2008-08-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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2008-11-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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2007-10-16. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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New York: Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 mailer on god and more. conversations with his friend and literary executor. . Fine. 2007. First Edition.

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008. Paperback. New. 7.99 x 5.17 cm.

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Paperback. New. Discusses about the nature of God, His power and creativity, and the three way relationship between God, the devil, and man. This book presents a series of ten Platonic dialogs - the wise man speaking to his disciple about his philosophy.

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Random House, 2007-10-16. Hardcover. LikeNew/Fine. This is a collectible item.First edition. First printing. Fine hardcover with fine dust jacket in new Brodart jacket. Splendid copy - unmarked, bright and clean - binding tight and square.First Edition.Dust Jacket available.Jacket Condition: Fine

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 Quick--US Priority Ship! Square & tight LIKE NEW stated 1st Edition w/ full # line hardcover w/ clean & unmarked pages, text and cover. Clean & bright mylar protected LIKE NEW dust jacket. Ships within 24 hours--w/ tracking # and secure packaging to avoid return hassles. (13e1) . Fine.

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Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 111418

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. 0812979400 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Random House. Hardcover has tiny bumps to a few page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has a few small spots, else near fine. First edition. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2007.

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Random House New Hardcover with Dust Jacket. First edition, first printing complete with number line. Light shelf wear to dust jacket from being on bookstore shelf. Helps support Christian Homeschooling family.. Hard Cover. As New.

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 . Good. 2007.

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Paperback. 0812979400 . Very Good. 2008.

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 First Edition/ First Printing (Full Number Line). Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Minor shelf wear. Unmarked. Appears unread. NOT Ex-Library, Book Club Edition or remainder. **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Fine.

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London: Continuum, 2008. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 Ships promptly from Texas. . New.

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Random House. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket.

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RANDOM HOUSE. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. Owner's name on inside.

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Continuum. Paperback. Used; Good. 11/28/2009

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used - Very Good. 2008. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good.

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Random House. Hardback. 1400067324 Stamps to edge and a couple pages, FFE razored out, flaps glued down,else tight and clean. . Good. 2007. Ex Library 1st..

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used - Like New. 2008. Paperback. Small publisher's mark on bottom of text block. Fine.

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used - Very Good. 2008. Paperback. Very Good.

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. 0812979400 Ships promptly from Texas. . Fine.

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 Ships promptly from Texas. . Fine.

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Random House. Hardcover. 1400067324 . Good. 2007.

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Random House. Used - Very Good. 2007. Hardcover. Very Good. (Subject: Books).

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Random House. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).

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Random House Trade Paperbacks. Paperback. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

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