The Armies of the Night

The Armies of the Night

Mailer's classic account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War rally in Washington D.C., and one of the best 'nonfiction novels' ever written October 21, 1967, Washington, D.C. 20,000 to 200,000 protesters are marching to end the war in Vietnam, ...

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241340470


Page: 304

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Critical Perspectives in American Literature

Critical Perspectives in American Literature

NORMAN MAILERS THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT ANJU JAIN The Armies of the Night : History as a Novel , The Novel as History ( 1968 ) is a revision of two earlier pieces : “ The Steps of the Pentagon ” and “ The Battle of the Pentagon .

Author: Meenakshi Raman

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126904054

Category: American literature

Page: 238

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Wherever There Are People There Will Be A Literature. A Literature Is The Record Of Human Experience, And People Have Always Been Impelled To Write Down Their Impressions Of Life. They Do So In Diaries And Letters, In Pamphlets And Books, And In Essays, Poems, Plays, And Fiction. In This Respect American Literature Is Like Any Other, Though It Displays Many Characteristics That Are Similar And Many That Are Dissimilar To The Literary Tradition Of Other Nations. American Literature Has Witnessed Several Trends And Movements:" Puritan/Colonial (1650 1750)" Revolutionary/Age Of Reason (1750 1800)" Romanticism (1800 1860)" American Renaissance/Transcen-Dentalism (1840 1860)" Realism (1855 1900) (Period Of Civil War And Post-War Period)" The Moderns (1900 1950)" Harlem Renaissance (Parallel To Modernism) (1920S)" Postmodernism (1950 To Present)The Present Volume Concentrates On The American Literature Of 19Th And 20Th Centuries And Includes Critical Papers On Authors Widely Prescribed In The Indian Universities. As We Are Aware, The Beauty Of Any Literary Work Is That It Leads To Fresh Interpretation Every Time When Viewed From A Different Angle. The Scholarly And Critical Analysis Presented On The Works Of Several American Literary Masters Such As Emerson, Hawthorn, Poe, Whitman, Hemingway, O Neill, Miller, Morrison, Walker, Etc., By Experts In The Field Of English Literature Would Unquestionably Enable The Readers Gain A New Insight Into The Interpretation Of Literary Works. While Serving As An Additional Resource To The Teachers Of American Literature, This Volume Is Expected To Assist The Students And Researchers In The Domain Of American Literature.
Categories: American literature

The Vietnam Experience

The Vietnam Experience

CREATION OF ARMIES OF THE NIGHT Shortly after the October 1967 march on the Pentagon , Mailer's agent , Scott Meredith ... and " Battle of the Pentagon " together as The Armies of the Night : History as a Novel , The Novel as History .

Author: Kevin Hillstrom

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301832

Category: History

Page: 322

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Offers forty-three essays on popular expressions of diverse aspects of the Vietnam War, including women war correspondents, atrocities, desertion, and the Kent State shootings.
Categories: History

Die Schrift an der Wand Alexander Kluge Rohstoffe und Materialien

Die Schrift an der Wand   Alexander Kluge  Rohstoffe und Materialien

... erste große Demonstration gegen den Vietnamkrieg im Oktober 1967 in Washington, The Armies of the Night. History as a Novel, the Novel as History (1968), das idealtypische Modell eines dokumentarischen Geschichtsromans entworfen.

Author: Christian Schulte

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783899719246

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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Als dieses Buch im Januar 2000 in erster Auflage erschien, war Alexander Kluge vor allem als Fernsehautor prasent. Seine letzte literarische Veroffentlichung lag 23 Jahre zuruck, sein letzter Film war 1986 in die Kinos gekommen. Wohl niemand hatte damit gerechnet, dass dieser Autor wieder zu einer der zentralen Figuren der bundesdeutschen Kulturszene werden wurde. Im Herbst des Jahres erschien dann die zweibandige Chronik der Gefuhle, ein fulminantes Comeback als Schriftsteller; ein Jahr spater folgte das philosophische Gesamtwerk von Negt/Kluge unter dem Titel Der unterschatzte Mensch. Seither veroffentlicht Kluge beinahe jedes Jahr ein neues Buch. Seine Kinofilme und Fernsehproduktionen liegen inzwischen in mehreren DVD-Editionen vor. Aus heutiger Sicht zieht dieses Buch eine Art Zwischenbilanz. Es kommentiert in exemplarischen Untersuchungen Kluges Werk aus der zweiten Halfte des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Die thematisch und methodisch heterogenen Beitrage befragen Kluges Textstrategien und die intermedialen Beziehungen zwischen Literatur, Film, Fernsehen, Theorie und Gesprach, jenen Feldern also, die einem der komplexesten uvres der Gegenwart seine inkommensurable Form geben.
Categories: Social Science

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes

In 1968 Norman Mailer published The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel/The Novel as History, his eyewitness account of the 1967 Vietnam War protest march on the Pentagon. The book combines two previously published pieces—“The Steps ...

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1348

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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers
Categories: Literary Criticism

Norman Mailer in Context

Norman Mailer in Context

As he worked on what would become The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History (1968) directly following the publication of An American Dream, he articulated his struggles with finding the form that would allow his ...

Author: Maggie McKinley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108809719

Category: Literary Criticism


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This volume offers new insight into the breadth of contexts that inform Norman Mailer's body of work. It examines important literary, critical, theoretical, cultural, and historical frameworks for Mailer's writing, highlighting the ways his work reflects the concerns of twentieth and twenty-first century America. This book traces Mailer's literary influences; his contributions to a variety of literary genres; his participation in the American political sphere; the philosophical, religious, and gendered contexts that shape his work; and the iconic American figures he profiled. The book concludes with reflections on Mailer's literary and cultural legacy, emphasizing his advocacy for literary freedom and the contemporary resonance of his work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Norman Mailer s Novels

Norman Mailer s Novels

Chapter VI History As Novel As History : Armies of the Night Armies of the Night is a curious book . Though far from his best , it is the only one yet to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award .

Author: Sandy Cohen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004488007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The subtitle of The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History announces the generic oppositions that the book will then call into question, hence challenging literary classifications and categories as well.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)
Categories: Literary Criticism

The bastards are making it up

The bastards are making it up

3 Self-Reflexivity as a Path to Personal Truth – Norman Mailer's The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History Taking a look at the works that precede Norman Mailer's Pulitzer-prize winning The Armies of the Night: ...

Author: Miriam Halfmann

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783828853164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

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Journalism is commonly thought of as objective, neutral, unbiased. However, there was a time when these notions were heavily contested - even by reporters themselves. The American 1950s and 1960s were earth-shattering decades in every major respect: socially, politically, and culturally. Changes in these fields shook the nation and triggered events that to many people were extreme to the point they seemed unreal. Desperate times called for desperate measures: Soon, journalists traded their signature style of reporting for a style that read like fiction. They increasingly acknowledged those bizarre times by 'fictionalizing' their works, even producing whole volumes on the events they covered: "New journalism" was born. Miriam Halfmann explores the main works of the two most luminous figures on the scene: Norman Mailer's The Armies of the Night and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. She contextualizes the novels within a historical and a journalistic framework, and furthermore provides a general introduction to "new journalism". The author takes a close look at the different writing styles as expressed in narrative technique, figurative language, and form. How did these authors cope with an elusive reality? What did their new journalism(s) do to the conventional journalism/literature dichotomy? And, what happened when those bastards were 'making it up'?
Categories: Literary Criticism