2014

On 2 December, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon, published by Random House, 2 December. Contains seven hundred and fourteen letters, 1940 to 2007, selected from the approximately 50,000 Mailer wrote over his lifetime.

On 5 December, Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket, edited by Nina Weiner, is published by Taschen Books. Conceived by Lawrence Schiller. Art Direction by Josh Baker. Introduction by J. Michael Lennon. Contains Mailer’s 1960 report on the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, his essay on Jacqueline Kennedy, and over 300 photographs of JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign.

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Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket. Edited by Nina Weiner. Conceived by Lawrence Schiller. Art Direction by Josh Baker. Introduction by J. Michael Lennon. Los Angeles: Taschen, 5 December. 370 pp., $150, oversize. No dedication. Besides Mailer’s 1960 report on the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles (60.9), and his essay on Jacqueline Kennedy (62.14), this 8 x 12 x 2.8 inch volume contains over 300 photographs of JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign, including one of the opening page of 60.9 where Mailer has crossed out “Supermart” and written in “Supermarket” (and signed his name), restoring what Esquire publisher Arnold Gingrich arbitrarily changed when the essay first appeared three weeks before the 1960 presidential election. See 60.9, 63.37.

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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer. Edited by J. Michael Lennon. New York: Random House, 2 December. 867 pp., $40. Dedication: “To Nancy A. Potter, with me from the start, with love and gratitude.” Seven hundred and fourteen letters, 1940 to 2007, selected from the approximately 45,000 Mailer wrote over his lifetime. Includes an introduction, 90 pages of notes, a select secondary bibliography, a list of Mailer’s books, and an index. See 04.7.

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An Excerpt from Mailer’s Last Interview.” By J. Michael Lennon. Mailer Review, 17-20. Mailer discusses his friend Robert Lindner, and the founding of the Village Voice in this interview, conducted in Provincetown 18 September 2007, less than two months before his death.

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La Petite Bourgeoise.” Mailer Review, 10-16. Previously unpublished short story written circa 1951. Preceded by a facsimile of the original manuscript from the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas-Austin.