Norman Mailer


Born
in Long Branch, New Jersey, The United States
January 31, 1923

Died
November 10, 2007

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Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, but which covers the essay to the nonfiction novel. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once. In 1955, Mailer, together with Ed Fancher and Dan Wolf, first published The Village Voice, which began as an arts- and politics-oriented weekly newspaper initially distributed in Greenwich Village. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from The National Book Foundation.
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The Executioner's Song

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The Fight

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An American Dream

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Tough Guys Don't Dance

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The Castle in the Forest

3.14 avg rating — 2,762 ratings — published 2007 — 55 editions
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Harlot's Ghost

3.87 avg rating — 2,014 ratings — published 1991 — 40 editions
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Marilyn

3.77 avg rating — 1,578 ratings — published 1973 — 40 editions
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Ancient Evenings

3.42 avg rating — 1,703 ratings — published 1983 — 34 editions
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