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Norman Mailer Dies At Eighty-four

abstract:American novelist, playwright, journalist, screenwriter and film director Norman Mailer died on this day of renal failure following lung surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award once, he was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from The National Book Foundation in 2005. His break-out novel in 1948, The Naked and the Dead, published when he was just twenty-five, describes the face of war from his military experience when drafted into the US army serving in WWII Philippines theatre. It is on the Top 100 Novels List. Mailer and co-founder Dan Wolf started The Village Voice in Greenwich Village in 1955. Mailer was married six times and is survived by four children and one adopted son. For a list of his other creative works and links to noted obituaries, click feature title.


November 10, 2007


  • Voice of America (Nov 10, 2007)
  • Guardian, Norman Mailer: Death of an Icon (Nov 10, 2007)
  • Rolling Stone Magazine Audio Interview (April 16, 2007)
  • PBS American Master Series: Norman Mailer

    Mailer Books To Include In Your Library

    The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author (St. Martin's Press, 1948)
    The Deer Park (1955) This novel initially received scathing reviews for its sexual content. It now believed to be his best work.
    The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History (1968) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, it is his personal account of the 1967 march on the Pentagon by anti-war activists.
    The Castle in the Forest: A Novel (2007) A fictional chronicle of Hitler's youth.
    On God: An Uncommon Conversation (Random House, 2007) is Mailer's final work and his concept of God.


    Internet Movie Database website's filmography listing for Norman Mailer



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