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Armies of the night

Norman Mailer

Armies of the night

history as a novel, the novel as history.

by Norman Mailer

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Other books in a similar vein from this time include In Cold Blood () by Truman Capote, Hell's Angels () by Hunter S. Thompson, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test () by Tom Wolfe.

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Much of The Armies of the Night (save for "Battle of the Pentagon," the book's 25,word epilogue) was published in the March issue of Harper's as "The Steps of the Pentagon."Initially contracted to write a 20,word article on his experiences (culminating in a civil disobedience arrest) at the Octo march on the Pentagon following a rally by the National Mobilization.

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Mailer essentially creates his own genre for the narrative, split into historicized and novelized accounts of the October March on the Pentagon. Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Inhe won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book /5(3). Directed by Paul Davis. With William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer. Norman Mailer appears on Firing Line to promote his book, "The Armies of the Night." Mailer's book retells the March on the Pentagon which included Dwight MacDonald, Robert Lowell, and himself.

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