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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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..."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loving, Jerome
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A4152
LC item number
Z745 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Abbott, Jack Henry
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Abbott, Jack Henry
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Prisoners
  • Murderers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
Label
Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song, Jerome Loving
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gilmore in the Flesh -- Partners in Crime -- Eastern State Penitentiary -- Marion Federal Prison -- Raised in a Box -- The Prison Movement in the 1970s -- His Own Voice -- State-Raised Convict -- Gilmore in Texas -- The Executioner's Song: Circumstance, Substance, and Reception -- Utah State -- A Light at the End of the Tunnel -- No Paradiso -- In the Belly of the Beast: An Analysis and Autopsy -- Running -- The 60 Minutes Interview -- His Grandmother's Orchard -- Jack's Return
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250106995
Lccn
2016038764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967387887
  • (OCoLC)967387887
Label
Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song, Jerome Loving
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gilmore in the Flesh -- Partners in Crime -- Eastern State Penitentiary -- Marion Federal Prison -- Raised in a Box -- The Prison Movement in the 1970s -- His Own Voice -- State-Raised Convict -- Gilmore in Texas -- The Executioner's Song: Circumstance, Substance, and Reception -- Utah State -- A Light at the End of the Tunnel -- No Paradiso -- In the Belly of the Beast: An Analysis and Autopsy -- Running -- The 60 Minutes Interview -- His Grandmother's Orchard -- Jack's Return
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250106995
Lccn
2016038764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967387887
  • (OCoLC)967387887

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