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 It contains forty-nine of Mailer’s most important essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s.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 Life, by J. Michael Lennon, is published by Simon and Schuster. This authorized biography contains extensive quotations from Mailer’s unpublished letters, interviews with him, and with 85 others—his family, friends, and literary associates.

In November, Love-Buds,” a previously unpublished short story written by Mailer in his senior year in college, is published in the Mailer Review.

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“Love-Buds.” Mailer Review, 10-22. Previously unpublished short story written in Mailer’s senior year in college, 1942-43. Preceded by a facsimile of the original manuscript from the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.

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Norman Mailer: A Double Life. By J. Michael Lennon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 15 October. 947 pp., $40. Dedication: “To my wife, Donna Pedro Lennon, and Barbara Mailer Wasserman, with love and gratitude. And to the memory of Robert F. Lucid.” Authorized biography, with extensive quotations from Mailer’s unpublished letters, interviews with him, and with 85 others—his family, friends, and literary associates.

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The Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays of Norman Mailer. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. Introduction by Jonathan Lethem. New York: Random House, 15 October. 625 pp., $40. No dedication. Forty-nine of the most important Mailer essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s. The only comprehensive collection of Mailer’s essays.

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