Merry Month of May

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9780002215312: Merry Month of May

The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the one writer of any time for whom I felt any love.” Norman Mailer

Paris. May, 1968. This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards of rebelling students’ strongholds, of the literati, the sexual anarchists, the leftists written chillingly of a time in French history closely paralleling America in the late ’60s. The reader sees, feels, smells and fears all the turmoil of the frightening social quicksand of 1968.

James Jones (1921 1977) established himself as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century with his WWII trilogy, From Here to Eternity (National Book Award winner), The Thin Red Line and Whistle.

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Upon its initial publication in 1970, critics from the Denver Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and many other publications agreed that The Merry Month of May was Jones’s best novel since From Here to Eternity. Out of print for more than fifteen years, this edition includes a brand new preface by National Book Award–winner Larry Heinemann (Paco’s Story) and an introduction by Jones scholar Judith L. Everson.

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James Jones (1921-1977) established himself as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century with his WWII trilogy, From Here to Eternity (National Book Award winner), The Thin Red Line, and Whistle.

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