By Norman Mailer
The following, by means of America's most desirable candidate for the Nobel Prize, is the publication that created a firestorm between precise believers of the women's liberation flow, and which on rereading and contemplation emerges as essentially the most brilliant, delicate and probing works at the ageless dialectic of guy, lady, man-woman ever to be written.
The Prisoner of intercourse through Norman Mailer is greater than what the name alludes; it delves into guy within the glossy age.
From references of feminism, to literature, to sexual identification, Mailer masterfully cuts in the course of the noise and is going deep into to the center of guy. this is often uncooked Mailer as he deconstructs the area round him to find one explanation for residing - sex.
We are guided by way of sex's strength and the urge limits our capability. What makes this ebook stress-free is that Mailer is ready to weave such a lot of concerns round one uncomplicated human act. on the time the publication used to be written it created a stir and was once counter to the burgeoning feminist movement.
The paintings is particularly proper this present day and hits on related matters we are facing this present day with the overloaded info age in a politically right world.
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