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Norman Mailer

Data di nascita: 31. Gennaio 1923
Data di morte: 10. Novembre 2007

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Norman Kingsley Mailer è stato uno scrittore statunitense, appartenente alla Beat Generation. Ha lavorato anche per il cinema, come attore e regista. Dai suoi libri sono state tratte svariate sceneggiature.

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Frasi Norman Mailer

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„I fatti, signore, non sono niente senza le loro sfumature.“

—  Norman Mailer
da testimone al Chicago Conspiracy Trial, 1970

„Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.“

—  Norman Mailer
"Mr. Mailer Interviews Himself" in The New York Times Book Review (17 September 1965)

„Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. Preface

„The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: We are close to dead. There are faces and bodies like gorged maggots on the dance floor, on the highway, in the city, in the stadium; they are a host of chemical machines who swallow the product of chemical factories, aspirin, preservatives, stimulant, relaxant, and breathe out their chemical wastes into a polluted air. The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again. Introducing our Argument

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„America was the land where people still believed in heroes.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: America was the country in which the dynamic myth of the Renaissance — that every man was potentially extraordinary — knew its most passionate persistence. Simply, America was the land where people still believed in heroes.

„America is a nation of experts without roots; we are always creating tacticians who are blind to strategy and strategists who cannot take a step“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: America is a nation of experts without roots; we are always creating tacticians who are blind to strategy and strategists who cannot take a step, and when the culture has finished its work the institutions handcuff the infirmity.

„The world's not what I want it to be. But then no one ever said I had the right to design the world.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: It's a misperception of me that I am a wild man — I wish I still were. I'm 68 years old. The rage now is, oh, so deep it's almost comfortable. It has even approached the point where I can live with it philosophically. The world's not what I want it to be. But then no one ever said I had the right to design the world.

„A hero can capture the secret imagination of a people, and so be good for the vitality of his nation;“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: A hero can capture the secret imagination of a people, and so be good for the vitality of his nation; a hero embodies the fantasy and so allows each private mind the liberty to consider its fantasy and find a way to grow. Each mind can become more conscious of its desire and waste less strength in hiding from itself.

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„I had a great many prejudices that have since dissolved.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: I had a great many prejudices that have since dissolved. But what I still hate about the women's movement is their insistence upon male piety in relation to it. I don't like bending my knee and saying I'm sorry, mea culpa. I find now that women have achieved some power and recognition they are quite the equal of men in every stupidity and vice and misjudgment that we've exercised through history. They're narrow-minded, power seeking, incapable of recognizing the joys of a good discussion. The women's movement is filled with tyrants, just as men's political movements are equally filled. What I've come to discover are the negative sides, that women are no better than men. I used to think — this is sexism in a way, I'll grant it — that women were better than men. Now I realize no, they're not any better.

„We live in a time which has created the art of the absurd. It is our art.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: We live in a time which has created the art of the absurd. It is our art. It contains happenings, Pop art, camp, a theater of the absurd … Do we have the art because the absurd is the patina of waste…? Or are we face to face with a desperate or most rational effort from the deepest resources of the unconscious of us all to rescue civilization from the pit and plague of its bedding? Introducing our Argument

„We sail across dominions barely seen, washed by the swells of time.“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: We sail across dominions barely seen, washed by the swells of time. We plow through fields of magnetism. Past and future come together on thunderheads and our dead hearts live with lightning in the wounds of the Gods. Ancient Evenings (1983) Last lines

„To make an Army work you have to have every man in it fitted into a fear ladder…“

—  Norman Mailer
Context: To make an Army work you have to have every man in it fitted into a fear ladder… The Army functions best when you're frightened of the man above you, and contemptuous of your subordinates. Gen. Edward Cummings, in Pt. 1, Ch. 6

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