The Prisoner of Sex. By Norman Mailer. First Edition, First Printing. Little, Brown. Boston, 1971.

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Norman Mailer’s artistic career was wildly successful. He wrote novels and essays. He was a renowned journalist and practitioner of New Journalism. He wrote plays and acted in various performances. For his literary contributions, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Yet at the same time, he was criticized for his misogynistic and abusive behavior, particularly for stabbing his second wife. For this crime, he only served three years’ probation, but it permanently tarnished his reputation. Still, he continued his career largely without addressing his misogynistic beliefs, and no work proves this fact more than The Prisoner of Sex. It is Mailer’s response to the Women’s Liberation Movement. In it he attempts to discredit his feminist critics and the movement. The work led to swift backlash, including a panel debate between Mailer and several critics which was turned into a documentary film titled Bloody Town Hall. In general, readers today view The Prisoner of Sex and Mailer’s panel debate as monumental embarrassments. If one wishes to understand the mind of a belligerent misogynist, there is no better case study.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very good with only rubbing and chipping to edges, and top corner of front flap clipped.

A very good copy of Norman Mailer’s misogynist screed.

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The Prisoner of Sex. By Norman Mailer. First Edition, First Printing. Little, Brown. Boston, 1971.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in