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Norman Mailer

Author (31-Jan-1923 — 10-Nov-2007)


Laura Adams. Existential Battles: The Growth of Norman Mailer. Ohio University Press. 1976. 192pp.

Laura Adams. Norman Mailer: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Scarecrow Press. 1974. 131pp.

Laura Adams (editor). Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up. New York: Kennikat Press. 1974. 274pp.

Ann M. Algeo. The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Peter Lang. 1996. 164pp.

Robert J. Begiebing. Acts of Regeneration: Allegory and Archetype in the Works of Norman Mailer. University of Missouri Press. 1980. 209pp.

Robert J. Begiebing. Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John Gardner, Norman Mailer. UMI Research Press. 1989. 152pp.

Leo Braudy (editor). Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1972. 185pp.

Philip H. Bufithis. Norman Mailer. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1978. 147pp.

Robert Ehrlich. Norman Mailer: The Radical as Hipster. Scarecrow Press. 1978. 234pp.

Andrew Gordon. American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1978.

Stanley T. Gutman. Mankind in Barbary: The Individual and Society in the Novels of Norman Mailer. University Press of New England. 1975.

Barry H. Leeds. The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer. Bainbridge Island, WA: Pleasure Boat Studio. 2002. 200pp.

Markku Lehtimäki. The Poetics of Norman Mailer's Nonfiction: Self-Reflexivity, Literary Form, and the Rhetoric of Narrative. Tampere University Press. 2005. 398pp.

Nigel Leigh. Radical Fictions and the Novels of Norman Mailer. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1990.

J. Michael Lennon (editor). Critical Essays on Norman Mailer. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1986.

J. Michael Lennon (editor). Conversations With Norman Mailer. University Press of Mississippi. 1988. 396pp.

J. Michael Lennon; Donna Pedro Lennon. Norman Mailer: Works and Days. Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press. 2000. Bibliography.

Robert F. Lucid (editor). Norman Mailer: The Man and His Work. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1971. 310pp. Essays and interviews.

Adele Mailer. Last Party: Scenes from My Life with Norman Mailer. London: Blake Publishing. 1997. 380pp.

Peter Manso. Mailer: His Life and Times. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1985.

Robert Merrill. Norman Mailer. Twayne. 1978.

Robert Merrill. Norman Mailer Revisited. New York: Twayne. 1992. 245pp.

Hilary Mills. Mailer: A Biography. New York: Empire. 1982. 477pp.

Norman Podhoretz. Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. 1999. 244pp.

Richard Poirier. Norman Mailer. New York: Viking Press. 1972. 176pp.

Jean Radford. Norman Mailer: A Critical Study. Macmillan. 1975. 203pp.

Carl Rollyson. The Lives of Norman Mailer: A Biography. New York: Paragon. 1991.

Nathan A. Scott, Jr.. Three American Moralists: Mailer, Bellow, Trilling. University of Notre Dame Press. 1973. 230pp.

Chitra Sharma. Journalistic Technique In American Fiction: Norman Mailer. New Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation. 1995. 262pp.

Arun Soule. Dimensions of Violence in the Works of Norman Mailer. RBSA Publishers. 2003. 153pp.

Peter O. Whitmer; Bruce Van Wyngarden. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America. New York: Macmillan. 1987. 260pp. The seven are: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. New York Times Obituary [link]

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.737)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.474)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.447)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.954)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.682)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.141)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.153)

  16. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.913)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.321)

  18. Contemporary Novelists (pp.814-20)

  19. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.270-73)

  20. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.464)

  21. The Encyclopedia of Film

  22. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.315)

  23. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.628)

  24. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.637)

  25. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.201)

  26. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.467)

  27. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.242)

  28. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.10)

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