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The Prisoner of Sex
PRISONER OF SEX | Kirkus Reviews
Norman Mailer pp Cite as. Nevertheless, because sexual matters have become increasingly important in his writing, particularly since The Deer Park , and because this aspect of his work has aroused a great deal of critical comment, it is perhaps worth looking at it as a separate theme. The relation between men and women has been present as a theme from his first novel, but like his political outlook and his stylistic development, his treatment of it seems to me to undergo considerable changes in the mid-fifties, around the time of The Deer Park and Advertisements for Myself. From both of these he drew fairly eclectically on everything which seemed to provide him with ammunition for his crusade against totalitarians and the technologising of human existence. Unable to display preview.
PRISONER OF SEX
Disingenuously shocked to find himself cast by Women's Lib as the archetypal male chauvinist pig, Mailer takes on Kate Millett Sexual Politics, and her sister furies. He wins hands down as Flawed Mailer, but remorselessly brutal nevertheless. One may not always agree with him, but can still admire the way he pontificates. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering.
Disingenuously shocked to find himself cast by Women's Lib as the archetypal male chauvinist pig, Mailer takes on Kate Millett Sexual Politics, and her sister furies. He wins hands down as literary tribune for Henry Miller and D. Lawrence, rescued from Millett's scissors-and-paste butchery though hardly exonerated despite the "barbaric yawp of utter adoration for the power and the glory and the grandeur of the female of the universe.