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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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” ‘A Series of Tragicomedies’: Mailer’s Letters on The Deer Park.” Mailer Review, 44-76. Sixteen letters from Mailer to friends and associates, including William Styron, Robert Lindner, Mickey Knox and his Japanese translator, Eiichi Yamanishi, in which Mailer describes the long, agonizing process of completing and publishing his third novel, The Deer Park (55.4), published […]

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“The Naked and the Dead: Excerpt from unpublished 1942 play.” Mailer Review, 34-43. Act 3, scene 3 from the play that Mailer wrote from 31 August to 14 September 1942, and based on his experience working as an orderly at the Boston State Hospital (formerly the Lunatic Asylum) in the Mattapan section of Boston.

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“Norman Mailer.” The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books. Edited by J. Peder Zane. New York: Norton, 95. In an accompanying note, Mailer said that with the exceptions of Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks and Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths, the books “I think of as great were read when I was still a young and unpublished […]

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“On the Authority of the Senses.” Excerpt from On God: An Uncommon Conversation (07.39). Playboy, December, 78-80, 168, 170, 172.

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“The Lion in Winter: Five Snapshots.” Article-interview by Andrew O’Hagan. New York Observer, 13 November. Four of the snapshots are accounts of meetings with Mailer—in Provincetown in 1997; London, 2002; Provincetown again in 2007; and at the New York Public Library, Mailer’s penultimate public appearance with Günter Grass, 28 July 2007. Asked if he fells […]

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“The Author at Home: Norman Mailer.” Essay-interview by Robert McCrum. Observer, 11 November, 28. Thoughtful essay, speckled with quotes from Mailer: New York was grinding me down. I loved New York, too much. When I was younger I used to be able to go out and drink and eat and have a good time, and […]

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“Advertisements for a Gay Self.” Brief Interview by Daniel Asa Rose. New York, 27 October. Mailer tells Rose that he had no difficulty imagining gay sex in The Castle in the Forest (07.10). “I thought, ‘Come on, it’s not that hard to imagine what it’s like.’”

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On God: An Uncommon Conversation. With Michael Lennon. New York: Random House, 16 October. 215 pp., $26.95. Dedication: From Mailer: “To my wife, my sister, my children, my grandchildren; from Lennon: “To my sisters, Kathleen Arruda and Maureen Macedo.” Consists of edited transcripts of ten conversations between Lennon and Mailer that took place in Provincetown […]

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“The Rise of Mailerism.” Advance excerpt from On God: An Uncommon Conversation (07.39). New York, 15 October, 24-29, 115. Cover story. Rpt: 73.39.

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