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The Resource Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song", Jerome Loving

Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song", Jerome Loving

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Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"
Title
Jack and Norman
Title remainder
a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song"
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Loving
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years, a fascinating story that has never before been told"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.A4152
LC item number
Z745 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song", Jerome Loving
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1701785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781250106995
Lccn
2016038764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701785
  • (Sirsi) 1701785
  • (OCoLC)967387887
Label
Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song", Jerome Loving
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1701785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781250106995
Lccn
2016038764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701785
  • (Sirsi) 1701785
  • (OCoLC)967387887

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