The Time of Our Timne is a giant retrospective, a rich, boisterous portrait of our times seen through the fiction and reportage of one of America's greatest writers. On display here are Mailer's enormous energies, his vast curiosity, and his powers of delineation, spread over an astonishing range of themes and characters. From Marilyn to Madonna, JFK to Clinton, The Naked and the Dead to Harlot's Ghost, a vast mural of America comes into focus - tragic in its losses and
large in its triumphs. As a writer, Mailer eschews all limits. He goes at the world like a tiger. What will surprise many readers of The Time of Our Time is what a shrewd and stylish tiger he has been.