Biographies

Aldrich, Nelson W., ed. George, Being George, 172-81, 374-76, 396-97. New York: Random House, 2008. See 77.13.

Atlas, James. “Life with Mailer.” New York Times Magazine, 9 September 1979, 52-55, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 102, 104, 107. See 79.9.

Baldwin, James. “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy.” In Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son, 216-41. New York: Dial, 1961. Rpt: Lucid (1971), Braudy (1972). See 57.1.

Brower, Brock. “Norman.” In Other Loyalties: A Politics of Personality, 105-37. New York: Atheneum, 1968. See 65.20.

Christian, Frederick. “The Talent and the Torment.” Cosmopolitan, August, 63-67. See 63.34.

Cohen, Marcia. “Town Bloody Hall.” In The Sisterhood: The True Story of the Women Who Changed the World, 288-306. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. See 71.20.

Cook, Bruce. The Beat Generation, 93-98, 168-69. New York: Scribner’s, 1971. See 61.4.

_____. “Aquarius Rex.” National Observer, 4 November 1972, 1, 15. Rpt: Adams (1974). See 61.4.

Denby, David. “The Contender.” New Yorker, 20 April 1998, 60-66, 68-71. Excellent profile. See 98.3.

Flaherty, Joe. Managing Mailer. New York: Coward-McCann, 1970. Account of Mailer’s 1969 campaign for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York by his campaign manager. See 70.7.

Greer, Germaine. “My Mailer Problem.” In The Madwomen’s Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings, 78-89. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, September 1987. Rpt: Bloom (1986). See 71.27.

Hamill, Pete. “Norman Mailer.” In American Rebels, edited by Jack Newfield, 1–6. New York: Nation Books, 2003. See 61.22a, 95.44.

“Harvard: America’s Great University Now Leads World.” Life, 5 May 1941, 89-99. Journalistic sketch, with many photographs, appearing at the end of Mailer’s sophomore year.

Hayden, Hiram. Words and Faces, 234-35, 263-64. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. Comment on the rejection of The Deer Park (55.4) by Random House.

Johnston, Glenn T., ed. We Ain’t No Heroes: the 112th Cavalry in World War II, passim. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2005.

Jones, Kaylie. Lies My Mother Never Told Me, 229-30. New York: Morrow, 2009. See 99.2.

Krim, Seymour. Shake It for the World Smartass, 89-99, 111-19, 125-51. New York: Dial, 1970. Three essays on Mailer’s powerful presence in the literary world. See 61.23.

Knox, Mickey. The Good, the Bad, and the Dolce Vita: The Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris, and Rome. New York: Nation Books, 2004. See 67.13, 04.4.

Land, Myrick. “Mr. Norman Mailer Challenges All the Talent in the Room.” In The Fine Art of Literary Mayhem: A Lively Account of Famous Writers and Their Feuds, 228-44. San Francisco: Lexikos, 1983. See 63.40.

Lennon, J. Michael. “Norman Mailer.” In Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography, Volume 6: Broadening Views, 1968-1988, 162-83. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman/Gale Research, 1989.

_____. Norman Mailer: A Double Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013. Authorized biography. See 13.2.

Lucid, Robert F. “Prolegomenon to a Biography of Mailer.” In Critical Essays on Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon, 174-84. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986. Invaluable overview. See 71.29.

Mailer Review (2008), 11–215. Recollections of Mailer and tributes to him from his family and friends, many given at his April 9, 2008 memorial at Carnegie Hall. See: Project Mailer.

Mallory, Carole. Loving Mailer. Beverly Hills, CA: Phoenix Books, 2009. See 95.34.

Macdonald, Dwight. “Massachusetts vs. Mailer.” In Discriminations: Essays and Afterthoughts, 194-209. Introduction by Norman Mailer. New York: Grossman, 1985. Rpt: Lucid (1971). See 60.8, 83.57.

Mailer, Adele. The Last Party: Scenes from My Life with Norman Mailer. New York: Barricade Books, 1997. Memoir by Mailer’s second wife. See 97.11.

Manso, Peter, editor. Running Against the Machine: A Grass Roots Race for the New York Mayoralty by Norman Mailer, Jimmy Breslin, Peter Maas, Gloria Steinem and Others. New York: Doubleday, 1970. See 69.80.

_____. Mailer: His Life and Times. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Oral biography. See 85.13.

Martien, Norman. “Norman Mailer at Graduate School or, One Man’s Effort.” New American Review, No. 1, edited by Theodore Solotaroff, 233-41. New York: New American Library, 1967. Account of a Mailer university visit. Rpt: Lucid (1971).

Mills, Hilary. Mailer: A Biography. New York: Empire Books, 1982. First book-length biography. See 82.23.

Morris, Willie. New York Days, 210-22. New York: Little, Brown, 1993. See 71.10.

Newfield, Jack. “On the Steps of a Zeitgeist.” In Bread and Roses Too: Reporting About America, 385-90. New York: Dutton, 1971, 385-90. Rpt: Lennon (1986). See 68.10.

Pell, Edward. “His Childhood Was a Happy Time: Norman Mailer Remembers Long Branch.” Daily Register (Red Bank, N.J.), 12 December 1966, Sec. 2, p. 13. See 66.15.

Plimpton, George. Shadow Box, passim. New York: Putnam’s, 1977. See 77.13.

_____, ed. Truman Capote: In Which Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, passim. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1997.  See: 01.3, 04.1.

Podhoretz, Norman. Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer, 178-220 and passim. New York: Free Press, 1999.

_____. Making It, passim. New York: Random House, 1967. See 68.4.

Raymond, Dwayne. Mornings with Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. See 10.1.

Rembar, Charles. The Law of the Land: The Evolution of Our Legal System, 370-75. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980. See 80.24.

Roddy, Joseph. “The Latest Model Mailer.” Look, 27 May 1969, 22-28. Rpt: 88.6. See 69.43.

Rollyson, Carl. The Lives of Norman Mailer. New York: Paragon House, 1991. See 91.22.

Seaver, Edwin. So Far, So Good: Recollections of a Life in Publishing, passim. Westport, Conn.: Lawrence Hill, 1986. See 48.1.

“A Shaky Start.” Time, 27 October, 1967, 25. Brief, unfriendly description of Mailer speaking at the Ambassador Theater in Washington, D.C. prior to the March on the Pentagon. Mailer used it in the opening of The Armies of the Night (68.8).

Sokolov, Raymond A. “Flying High with Mailer.” Newsweek, 9 December 232 1968, 84, 86-88. See 68.29.

Soll, Rick. “Norman Mailer: A Man, an Artist, a Cultural Phenomenon.” Chicago Sun-Times, 7 August 1983, “Living” Section, 1, 6-7, 12. See 83.47.

Spencer, Scott. “The Old Man and the Novel.” New York Times Magazine, 22 September 1991, 28-31, 40, 42, 47. See 91.10.

Stern, Richard G. “Report from the MLA.” New York Review of Books, 17 February 1966, 26-28. See 66.7.

Toback, James. “At Play in the Fields of the Bored.” Esquire, December 1968, 150-55, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36. Rpt: (partial) 71.28. See 68.28.

Trilling, Diana. “The Prisoner of Sex.” In We Must March My Darlings: A Critical Decade, 199-210. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. Rpt: Lennon (1986). See 77.14.

Truscott, Lucian K., IV. “Mailer’s Birthday.” Village Voice, 8 February 1973, 1, 24-26. See 73.6.

Vidal, Gore. “Norman Mailer’s Self-Advertisements.” In United States: Essays, 1952-1992, 31-40. New York: Random House, 1993. Rpt: Lucid (1971), Bloom (1986). See 60.3.

_____. Palimpsest: A Memoir, passim. New York: Viking, 1995. See 77.4.

Weatherby, W.J. Squaring Off: Mailer vs. Baldwin. New York: Mason/Charter, 1977. The Mailer-Baldwin rivalry is exaggerated in this largely derivative study, which nevertheless provides insights on their relationship.

Willingham, Calder. “The Way It Isn’t Done: Notes on the Distress of Norman Mailer.” Esquire, December 1963, 306-8. Rpt: Lucid (1971). See 63.9.