Tag Archives: norman mailer

The Faith of Graffiti

To review and announce new books, fanzines…

THE FAITH OF GRAFFITI

photography by Mervyn Kurlansky & Jon Naar

text by Norman Mailer

edited in 1974 by Praeger Publishers

ISBN : 0275716100

96 pages

still on sale HERE

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

“Slum populations chilled on one side by the bleakness of modern design, and brain-cooked on the other by comic strips and TV ads with zooming letters, even brain-cooked by politicians whose ego is a virtue – I am here to help my nation – brained by the big beautiful numbers on the yard markers on football fields, by the whip of the capital letters in the names of products, and gut-picked by the sound of rock and roll screaming up into the voodoo of the firmament with the shriek of the performer’s insides coiling like neon letters in the blue satanic light, yes, all the excrescence of the highways and the fluorescent wonderlands of every Las Vegas sign frying through the Iowa and New Jersey night, all the stomach-tightening nitty-gritty of trying to learn how to spell was in the writing, every assault on the psyche as the trains came slamming in.” ~ Norman Mailer

Tagged , , , , ,