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2014

On 2 December, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon, published by Random House, 2 December. Contains seven hundred and fourteen letters, 1940 to 2007, selected from the approximately 50,000 Mailer wrote over his lifetime. On 5 December, Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket, edited by Nina Weiner, is published […]

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2013

On 15 October, The Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays of Norman Mailer, edited by Phillip Sipiora, with an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, is published by Random House. It contains forty-nine of Mailer’s most important essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s. On 15 October, Norman Mailer: A Double […]

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2012

In November, “The Blood of the Blunt,” a previously unpublished short story by Mailer is published in the Mailer Review.

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2011

On 12 December, Taschen Books publishes an abridged version of Marilyn, Mailer, 1973 biography. Norman Mailer/Bert Stern/Marilyn Monroe was conceived by Lawrence Schiller using photographs by Bert Stern, and an abridged  text edited by J. Michael Lennon. In November “Norris Mailer: A Life in Words” is published in the Mailer Review. The first 166 pages […]

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2010

On 26 January, Mornings with Mailer: A Recollection of Friendship, by Dwayne Raymond, is published by HarperCollins. This memoir of Mailer’s last days in Provincetown is by his assistant from 2003 to Mailer’s death in 2007. Contains many quotations from Mailer and a detailed depiction of his domestic and professional life during his final years. […]

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2009

“A Man of Letters” is published in the January issue of Playboy. It consists of 28 letters, 1952-2008, from Mailer to 23 different individuals, including Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Lillian Ross and Gordon Lish. Twenty-four of the letters are reprinted in Selected Letters of Norman Mailer. Fifteen letters from Mailer to various correspondents […]

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2008

On 9 April, a memorial service, “The Time of His Time: A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer,” is held at Carnegie Hall, with Charlie Rose as the master of ceremonies. All of Mailer’s children, his sister, nephew, and many friends and relatives speak at the event. On 30 June, Blue Night: Photographs by […]

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2007

On 23 January, The Castle in the Forest is published. Reviewed widely and with much praise, it becomes Mailer’s 11th best seller. He remains the only postwar American author to have one or more best sellers in each of seven consecutive decades. Accompanied by John Buffalo, he goes on a book tour in the winter […]

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2006

On 24 January, The Big Empty is published. It is warmly, but not widely reviewed. In the spring, he submits the manuscript of The Castle in the Forest to his new editor at Random House, David Ebershoff, who replaces Jason Epstein after his retirement. On 4 May, Judith McNally, Mailer’s secretary for nearly three decades, […]

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2005

In April, Mailer sells his 500-cubic-foot archive, including approximately 50,000 of his letters, to the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, for $2.5 million. Later that month, he attends a conference at the University titled “Norman Mailer Takes on America.” On 8 September, Mailer undergoes a successful quadruple bypass operation at Mass General in Boston. […]

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