Cultural Writing. THE ENDURING VISION OF NORMAN MAILER is Professor Barry H. Leeds’ second book about one of America’s most respected, most controversial, and most prolific authors. It looks at Mailer from where Leeds’ first volume left off and takes him on through his most recent works. “Leeds’ ideas are engaging, his enthusiasm infectious, and his prose mercifully free of critical jargon.Recommended for contemporary literature collections”–William Gargan in Library Journal. This is literary criticism with a heart and soul, and with an appreciation of subject which is so often missed in contemporary analysis.