*The ulitmate Mailer collection
THE TIME OF OUR TIME is a selection of Mailer's best work, chosen by Mailer himself, and ingeniously arranged as a literary retrospective. It is a masterly, boisterous portrait of our times, seen through the fiction and reportage of a great writer. Included are passages from THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT and THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG, as well as many of his other works and his best-known magazine pieces from Marilyn Monroe to Madonna. This giant omnibus is a testament to Mailer's enormous energies, his vast curiosity, and his amazing talent and amounts almost to a self-chosen literary 'autobiography'.
He is a genuine original, working against the grain of most of his contemporaries - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
America's best writer - OBSERVER
The book is like Mailer himself, a sprawling, raging talent, equally infuriating and captivating. - SCOTSMAN
You reel at the energy, diversity and, yes, genuis displayed in this essential book. - INDEPENDENT