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07.10

The Castle in the Forest. New York: Random House, 23 January. Novel, 477 pp., $26.95. Dedication: “To my grandchildren, Valentina Colodro, Alejandro Colodro, Isabella Moschen, Christina Marie Nastasi, Callan Mailer, Theodore Mailer, Natasha Lancaster, Mattie James Mailer, Cyrus Force Mailer, and to my grand-niece Eden River Alson as well to my godchildren, Kittredge Fisher, Clay […]

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97.13

The Gospel According to the Son. New York: Random House, 2 May; London: Little, Brown, 18 September. Novel, 224 pp., $22. Dedication: “To Susan, Danielle, Elizabeth, Kate, Michael, Stephen, Maggie, Matthew, and John Buffalo.” Acknowledgments: “I would like to give an acknowledgment to my wife, Norris; to my assistant, Judith McNally; to my friends Michael […]

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91.26

Harlot’s Ghost. New York: Random House, 2 October. London: Michael Joseph, late October; Novel, 1310 pp., $30. Dedication: “To Jason Epstein.” Rpt: Advance excerpts appeared in Esquire (88.5), Playboy (88.11), Story (89.10), Rolling Stone (91.4–91.6), Paris Review (91.8), Partisan Review (91.9), New York (91.11), New York Review of Books (91.13), New York Times Book Review […]

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84.17

Tough Guys Don’t Dance. New York: Random House, 20 August; London: Michael Joseph, 15 October. Novel, 229 pp., $16.95. A signed, leather-bound edition appeared simultaneously carrying a one-page preface, “A Special Message for the First Edition by Norman Mailer,” and accompanied by his poem about Provincetown, “The Harbors of the Moon,” from Deaths for the […]

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83.18

Ancient Evenings. Boston: Little, Brown, 4 April; London: Macmillan, 26 May. Novel, 709 pp., $19.95. Dedication: “To my daughters, to my sons, and to Norris.” The copyright page carries this note: “I would like to express my appreciation to Ned Bradford, Roger Donald, Arthur Thornhill, Scott Meredith, and Judith McNally for their assistance and encouragement […]

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80.15

Of Women and Their Elegance. Photographs by Milton Greene. New York: Simon and Schuster, 26 November; London: Hodder and Stoughton. Novel, 288 pp., $29.95. No dedication. In a concluding “Author’s Note,” Mailer calls the book “an imaginary memoir.” Discarded title: Of Women and Their Elegance: by Marilyn Monroe as Told to Norman Mailer. Of the […]

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78.2

A Transit to Narcissus. New York: Howard Fertig, 29 March. Facsimile of typescript of previously unpublished novel, written in 1943, 820 pp., $100. Includes Appendices A-G containing later revisions. No dedication. Limited edition of 1,000. See 73.12, 77.10.

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67.15

Why Are We in Vietnam? New York: Putnam’s, 15 September; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, March or April 1969. Novel, 208 pp., $4.95. Republished with preface by Mailer. New York: Berkley, January 1977 (77.1). Preface reprinted as “Are We in Vietnam?” in 82.16. Dedication (Putnam’s only): “To My Friends: Roger Donoghue, Buzz Farber [sic], Mickey Knox, […]

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An American Dream. New York: Dial, 15 March. London: Deutsch, 26 April. Novel, 270 pp., $4.95. Dedication and acknowledgment: “To Beverly and to Michael Burks; an appreciation to Anne Barry, Richard Baron, Walter Minton, Harold Hayes, Donald Fine and not least, Scott Meredith.” Mailer’s fourth wife, Beverly Bentley, is the woman pictured on the dustwrapper […]

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The Deer Park. New York: Putnam’s, 14 October; London: Wingate, 1957. Novel, 375 pp., $4. Republished with preface by Mailer and “Fourth Advertisement for Myself: The Last Draft of The Deer Park” from Advertisements for Myself (59.13). New York: Berkley, November 1976 (76.14). Dedication: “To Adele, my wife and to Daniel Wolf my friend.” Discarded […]

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