Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 1996 - 848 pages
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"MARVELOUS . . . BREATHTAKING."
--The New York Times Book Review
"MAILER SHINES . . . Explaining Kennedy's assassination through the flaws in Oswald's character has been attempted before, notably by Gerald Posner in Case Closed and Don Delillo in Libra. But neither handled Oswald with the kind of dexterity and literary imagination that Mailer here supplies in great force. . . . Oswald's Tale weaves a story not only about Oswald or Kennedy's death but about the culture surrounding the assassination, one that remains replete with miscomprehensions, unraveled threads and lack of resolution: All of which makes Oswald's Tale more true-to-life than any fact-driven treatise could hope to be. . . . Vintage Mailer."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"FASCINATING . . . A MASTER STORYTELLER . . . Mailer gives us our clearest, deepest view of Oswald yet. . . . Inside three pages you are utterly absorbed."
--Detroit Free Press
"MAILER AT HIS BEST . . . LIVELY AND CONVINCING . . . EXTREMELY
LUCID . . . Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. . . . [He] has found a way to make the dry bones of KGB tapes and his own interviews stand up and perform. . . . From the American master conjurer of dark and swirling purpose, a moving reflection."
--Robert Stone
The New York Review of Books
"THIS IS A NARRATIVE OF TREMENDOUS ENERGY AND PANACHE; THE AUTHOR AT THE TOP OF HIS FORM."
--Christopher Hitchens
Financial Times
"Mailer has written some pretty crazy books in his time, but this isn't one of them. Like its predecessor, Harlot's Ghost, it is the performance of an author relishing the force and reach of his own acuity."
--Martin Amis
The London Sunday Times
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - roblong - LibraryThing

Long, rambling biography of Lee Harvey Oswald, divided half into his time in Russia, and half in America in the runup to the JFK assassination. The Russian material is more interesting, in the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A really good book. I've never really read any of the conspiracy stuff, but this book gave me a good anti-paranoid basis on Oswald's involvement. Nobody knows what happened, of course, but whatever ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Oswald in Moscow
39
Oswalds Work Oswalds Sweetheart
67
Marinas Friends Marinas Loves
135
Courtship and Marriage
165
A Commencement of the Long Voyage Home
195
Appendix
198
Fatherhood and Motherhood
241
In the Anteroom of History
297
Charity in Fort Worth
415
Dark Days in Dallas
447
The Big Easy
527
Protagonists and Provocateurs
605
Denouement
643
The Amateur Hit Man
731
Oswalds Ghost
759
Glossary of Names xv
xv

Shock
317
Early Years Soldier Years
347

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À propos de l'auteur (1996)

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders ofThe Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, includingThe Naked and the Dead;The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize;The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize;Harlot’s Ghost;Oswald’s Tale;The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the ForestandOn God. Mr. Mailer passed away Saturday November 10th, 2007.

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