Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings

Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings

Norman Mailer


An unforeseen assortment from Norman Mailer--a booklet of his chosen poems and multiple hundred of his drawings, so much of them by no means earlier than released. Modest presents is stuffed with what the writer calls "casual pleasures"--witty, naughty, and strangely gentle verse and paintings. Lust, seduction, betrayal, jealousy, or even the banality of cocktail social gathering chatter are depicted with humor, affection, and, chiefly, honesty. this is a side of Norman Mailer unknown to many: lighthearted, prankish, whimsical, and infrequently mild, playfully sketching the intimate city international that surrounds us. Modest, humorous, and actual, every one poem and drawing indicates a brand new part of 1 of the best writers of our time.

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