The Long Patrol: 25 Years of Writing from the Work of Norman Mailer, edited with an introduction by Robert F. Lucid. New York: World, 25 October, 739 pp., $15.
Selections from all of Mailer’s major books through Of a Fire on the Moon (71.1), with an important critical introduction and short introductions (containing publication details) to each selection. Lucid (and Mailer’s mother) created Mailer’s literary archive in the late 1960s. He was one of Mailer’s literary executors, and the authorized biographer until his death in 2006.