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 Forty-nine of the most important Mailer essays, 1948-2006, including one previously unpublished: “Freud,” a four-page reflection from the mid-1950s.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.
“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 […]