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 […]
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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 Forty-nine of the most important Mailer essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s.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.
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 […]
The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker and Bad Conscience in America. With John Buffalo Mailer. New York, Nation Books, February. Series of conversations between the Mailers, father and son, 218 pp., $14.95 Dedication: To a lovely lady—Norris Church Mailer.” Soft cover. Some of the conversations in this collection appeared […]
Norman Mailer’s Provincetown: The Wild West of the East, edited by J. Michael Lennon. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Arts press. 12 pp. Limited edition. Contains five evocations of Provincetown from Mailer’s work, and Lennon’s introduction. Reprint.
Norman Mailer’s Letters on An American Dream 1963-69. Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press, August. 124 pp., $150. Dedication: “For Donna, Stephen, Joseph and James. With a special appreciation for the students of English 397, Norman Mailer Seminar, at Wilkes University.” Limited, numbered edition of 110, signed by Mr. Mailer and editor. […]
Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings. New York: Random House, spring. 275 pp. $14.95. Dedication: “To Norris.” Soft cover. A reprint of the majority of Mailer’s poems (some revised) from two earlier works: his 1962 collection, Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) (62.3), and his 1966 miscellany, Cannibals ad Christians (66.11), along with a suite […]
Conversations with Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon. Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 31 July, 396 pp., $26.95. Collection of 34 previously published interviews, including three self-interviews. Contains introduction, chronology of Mailer’s life and index.
The Essential Mailer. Sevenoaks, Kent: New English Library, 1 August. Miscellany, 586 pp. Combines The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer (67.11) and Existential Errands (72.7), with two excisions: the introduction to 67.11, which was reprinted in 72.7, appears only once in 82.19: at the beginning of the short fiction; original dedication to 72.7 was dropped.
The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer. New York: Howard Fertig. Short stories, 285 pp., $18.50. First hardcover edition of this collection, which previously appeared in a softcover edition (67.11), and earlier as part of The Essential Mailer (82.19). See 68.32, 72.7, 74.19.