Preceded by three excerpts in Life, Of a Fire on the Moon is published on 11 January by Little, Brown, the first of eight books by Mailer to be published by this firm. It is later nominated for the National Book Award in the sciences category. “The Prisoner of Sex” is published in the March […]
Tag Archives | 1971
The Colony. By John Bowers New York: E.P. Dutton, 1971. Memoir of James Jones’s writing colony in Illinois, including Mailer’s 1954 visit.
Untitled comment. In Attacks of Taste, edited by Evelyn B. Byrne and Otto M. Penzler, 29. New York: Gotham Book Mart. Limited edition of 500 copies. In response to the editors’ question about his adolescent reading, Mailer responded: “I’m afraid my favorite novels in high school were The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffrey Farnol and Rafael […]
Introduction to Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters). 5 pp., unnumbered. New York: New American Library, December, softcover. Mailer ends his introduction with a reprinting of the 30 March 1962 Time review of the first edition of Deaths for the Ladies (62.3), and his poetic response to it (62.8), followed by this concluding sentence: […]
People. Column in Time magazine, 20 December, 45. Squib about Vietnam War protest at St. John the Divine, attended by Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Bishop Paul Moore and Dotson Rader. Mailer called the event “a celebration. After all, this is the first time in my life that students , a peace movement, ever succeeded in shifting […]
“Norman’s Phantasmagoria.” Review-interview by Jay Cocks. Time, 15 November, 97-98. Review of “Maidstone” (71.28) with interspersed comment from Mailer on its production and significance. See 68.14–68.18, 68.28.
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) […]
Maidstone: A Mystery. New York: New American Library, 1 October, softcover. Screenplay, 189 pp., $1.50. Dedication: “To Ricky Leacock, Donn Pennebaker, Nick Proferes, Jim Desmond, To Jan Welt and Lana Jokel and to Buzz Farbar.” Includes “A Combined Account of the Filming of Maidstone” drawn from accounts by Sally Beauman (68.17), J. Anthony Lukas (68.14) […]
Letter to the editor. Time, 21 September. Mailer claims his remarks on Women’s Liberation were quoted out of context in the 7 September issue. He adds: “The ladies deserve to take over journalism.” Rpt: SLNM.
“My Mailer Problem.” Article by Germaine Greer. Esquire, September, 90-93, 214, 216. Still another account of “A Dialogue on Women’s Liberation” from the perspective of one of the participants. Many quotes from Mailer and a good deal of context from Greer. Mailer is parodied on the cover as King Kong holding Greer as Fay Wray […]