The Armies of the Night wins several awards: National Book Award in arts and letters (12 March); George Polk Memorial Award for magazine reporting (27 March); Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction (5 May). In addition, Miami and the Siege of Chicago is a finalist for the National Book Award in the history and biography category. […]
Tag Archives | 1969
“The Psychology of Astronauts.” Life, 14 November, 50-60, 62-63. Nonfiction narrative. Second of a three-part series on the 1969 moon shot, later incorporated with much reordering into Of a Fire on the Moon (71.1). See 69.81, 70.1.
Foreword to The End of Obscenity: The Trials of “Lady Chatterley,” “Tropic of Cancer” and “Fanny Hill,” by Charles Rembar, vii-xi. London: Deutsch, September. The 1968 American edition (New York: Random House) does not contain Mailer’s foreword or introduction. It does carry a jacket blurb from Mailer taken from the first sentence of the foreword: […]
“A Fire on the Moon.” Life, 29 August, 24-41; cover photograph of Mailer. Nonfiction narrative, the first of five by Mailer in Life. First of a three-part series on the 1969 moon shot, later incorporated with much reordering into Of a Fire on the Moon (71.1). According to the “Editor’s Note: Norman Mailer at the […]
Running against the Machine: A Grass Roots Race for the New York Mayoralty by Norman Mailer, Jimmy Breslin, Peter Maas, Gloria Steinem and others. Edited by Peter Manso. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, late August; simultaneously as a softcover. Miscellany, 313 pp., $6.95. Articles, debates, interviews, position papers, speeches and columns concerning the campaign of […]
“Shoot-for-the-Moon Mailer: An Interview with Norman Mailer on the Literary Life and Practical Politics.” By Leticia Kent. Vogue, 15 August, 86-89, 139. Conducted in May before the primary election for mayor, Kent’s interview focuses on the tension between literature and politics, writing and action. Rpt: 69.80.
“Dear Norman Mailer.” Article-interview by Irma Kurtz. Sunday Express (Johannesburg), 6 July, 1, 4. A 2,500-word portrait of Mailer buttressed by engaging quotes from an interview at Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment: “I’m in a pleasant position right now because I don’t know what I’m up to. I’m not burning with a mission. I’m free to […]
“Be My Guest, Norman Mailer.” New York Post, 1 July, 57. James A. Wechsler turns his column over to Mailer for a post-mortem. Mailer counters the “liberal canon, cemented in concrete, that we ruined Herman Badillo’s chance of winning the mayoralty primary.” Rpt: 69.80.
“A Literary Ticket for the 51st State.” Article by Richard Woodley. Life, 30 June, 71-72. New and old quotes stitched into an overview of the campaign, appearing after Mailer and Breslin lost on 17 June.
“A Candid Talk with Mailer (Who Wants to Be Mayor of New York).” Article-interview by Joe Walker. Muhammad Speaks (New York), 20 June, 11-12. Focuses on minority rights and educational access. Concludes: “To be continued,” but part two has not been located.