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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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Mailer Review. The 2008 double issue contains all the statements made by 25 individuals, members of Mailer’s family and his friends, at the 9 April 9, 2008 memorial program for Mailer at Carnegie Hall, “The Time of His Time: A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer,” sponsored by Mailer’s publisher, Random House, and produced […]

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“What’s Wrong with America: Five Proposals.” With introductory note by J. Michael Lennon. Mailer Review, 216-18. Written as part of a 1992 Chrysler Corporation project advertising supplement that would extol Chrysler cars and be accompanied by “ideas you don’t want to hear” from a variety of writers. The project was abandoned. One of Mailer’s proposals […]

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“The Bodily Function Blues.” Mailer Review, 221-23. Mailer’s lyrics, to be sung to the tune of W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues,” written when a sophomore at Harvard. With Note by J. Michael Lennon. Mailer sang variations of it at family gatherings well into his 80s, delivering it with gusto and exaggerated earthiness in his baritone […]

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“Author, Auteur: A Conversation with Norman Mailer.” By Michael Chaiken. Mailer Review, 407-20. A discerning interview with Mailer on his films.

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“Acceptance Speech for the National Book Foundation Award.” Mailer Review, 219-20. With introductory note by J. Michael Lennon.

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George, Being George. Edited by Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. New York: Random House, 21 October 2008. An oral biography of George Plimpton, who died in 2003, with recollections from over 200 friends and colleagues, including a number from Mailer. See 77.13.

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Introduction to Blue Night: Photographs. By George Hirose. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Arts Press. Fifty-two photographs of Provincetown shot at night with long exposures. Mailer’s introduction was one of the last things he wrote before his death.

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“In the Ring: Grappling with the Twentieth Century.” New Yorker, 6 October, 50-63. Thirty-eight letters from Mailer to various correspondents from 1945-1988. Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Rpt: Eighteen of the letters are collected in SLNM.

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