The Castle in the Forest

Author(s): Norman Mailer


Who was Adolf Hitler? That's a question writers have been trying to answer for more than sixty years. But after thousands of biographies, histories, novels, and films, many fundamental questions remain: How do we explain Hitler's hatred? Where did it come from? Could it happen again? Norman Mailer sets out to respond to these aspects of Hitler's personality in his compulsively readable new novel. Mailer recounts the marriages, incestuous couplings, estrangements, afflictions, and deaths that lead to the birth of young Adolf in 1889. Told in the voice of a mysterious (and unreliable) narrator, this playful yet profound novel blends fact and fiction in a stirring family tale that will cause the reader to re-examine his preconceived ideas about Hitler and the nature of his evil. First published 2007.


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Winner of Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2007.

** 'Mailer did Jesus in The Gospel According to the Son; now he plumbs the psyche of history's most demonic figure in this chilling fictional chronicle of Hitler's boyhood ... a somber, compelling portrait of a monstrous soul' PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY Starred rev

Norman Mailer, born in 1923, published his first book,THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, in 1948. THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1969; Mailer received another Pulitzer in 1980 for THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG. He has written

General Fields

  • : 9780316027380
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : February 2007
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Norman Mailer
  • : Paperback
  • : Airside ed
  • : 813.54
  • : 496
  • : Modern fiction