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Norman Mailer

Born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer... Read More

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An American Dream
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 17, 2015
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8613-6 (0-8129-8613-X)

In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner’s Song. As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders... Read more






Ancient Evenings
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8606-8 (0-8129-8606-7)

Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer’s reincarnated protagonist is... Read more






Barbary Shore
Written by Norman Mailer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70039-2 (0-375-70039-0)

Mike Lovett rents a room in a Brooklyn boarding house with the intention of writing a novel. Wounded during World War II, Lovett is an amnesiac, and much of his past is a secret to himself. But Lovett's housemates have secrets of their own. As these mysterious figures vie for Lovett's... Read more






The Castle in the Forest
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7849-0 (0-8129-7849-8)

The final work of fiction from Norman Mailer, a defining voice of the postwar era, is also one of his most ambitious, taking as its subject the evil of Adolf Hitler. The narrator, a mysterious SS man in possession of extraordinary secrets, follows Adolf from birth through adolescence and offers revealing... Read more






The Deer Park
Written by Norman Mailer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70040-8 (0-375-70040-4)

Amid the cactus wilds some two hudred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the well-groomed lowlifes who cater to them. And, as imagined by Norman Mailer in this blistering classic of 1950s Hollywood, Desert... Read more






The Fight
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8612-9 (0-8129-8612-1)

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.” The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. Observing them was Norman Mailer, a commentator of... Read more






The Gospel According to the Son
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-43408-1 (0-345-43408-0)

Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald. In The Gospel According to the Son, Mailer reimagines, as no other modern author has, the key character of Western history. Here is Jesus Christ’s story in his own... Read more






Harlot's Ghost
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-37965-8 (0-345-37965-9)

With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society—and his own past—takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and... Read more






Mind of an Outlaw
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by Phillip Sipiora, Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2014
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8608-2 (0-8129-8608-3)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer’s most important and representative... Read more






Modest Gifts
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7237-5 (0-8129-7237-6)

An unexpected collection from Norman Mailer—a book of his selected poems and more than one hundred of his drawings, most of them never before published. Modest Gifts is full of what the author calls “casual pleasures”—witty, naughty, and surprisingly tender verse and art. Lust, seduction, betrayal, jealousy, and even the banality... Read more






Of a Fire on the Moon
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-39061-2 (0-553-39061-9)

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst... Read more






On God
Written by Norman Mailer, As told to J. Michael Lennon
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7940-4 (0-8129-7940-0)

“I see God,” wrote Norman Mailer, “as a Creator, as the greatest artist. I see human beings as His most developed artworks.” In these moving, amusing, and probing dialogues conducted in the years before his death, Mailer establishes his own system of belief, rejecting both organized religion and atheism. He avows... Read more






Oswald's Tale
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 1996
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-40437-4 (0-345-40437-8)

In perhaps his most important literary feat, Norman Mailer fashions an unprecedented portrait of one of the great villains—and enigmas—in United States history. Here is Lee Harvey Oswald—his family background, troubled marriage, controversial journey to Russia, and return to an “America [waiting] for him like an angry relative whose eyes glare... Read more






Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by J. Michael Lennon
Random House | Hardcover | December 2014
$40.00/46.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6623-0 (1-4000-6623-9)

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time
 
Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific—or more exposed—than in his letters. All... Read more






The Spooky Art
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7128-6 (0-8129-7128-0)

“Writing is spooky,” according to Norman Mailer. “There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.” In The Spooky Art, Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of... Read more






Tough Guys Don't Dance
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8611-2 (0-8129-8611-3)

Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed female head in his... Read more






Why Are We at War?
Written by Norman Mailer
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7111-8 (0-8129-7111-6)

Beginning with his debut masterpiece, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer has repeatedly told the truth about war. Why Are We at War? returns Mailer to the gravity of the battlefield and the grand hubris of the politicians who send soldiers there to die. First published in the early days... Read more





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