Advertisements for Myself by Norman Mailer Writing Style & Techniques

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"The Man Who Studied Yoga" concentrates on Sam Slovoda, "an overworked writer of continuity for comic magazines" who never seems able to organize, to find the proper form for the novel he has been meaning to write for some years. The relevance of this story to Mailer's own plight — he spends considerable time in Advertisements for Myself worrying about the big novel he hopes to write — is obvious and humorous. Much of the story's fun is to be found in the confidential yet elusive and reserved tone of the anonymous narrator: "I would introduce myself if it were not useless. The name I had last night will not be the same as the name I have tonight. For the moment, then, let me say I am thinking of Sam Slovoda." Possibly the narrator, whose name constantly changes, is meant to be taken as one of...

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