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Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years. Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Naked and the Dead 3,811 copies, 41 reviews
The Executioner's Song 2,655 copies, 44 reviews
Ancient Evenings 1,173 copies, 17 reviews
The Castle in the Forest 1,137 copies, 28 reviews
The Armies of the Night 1,126 copies, 12 reviews
Harlot's Ghost 1,108 copies, 13 reviews
An American Dream (Author) 1,000 copies, 7 reviews
Tough Guys Don't Dance 984 copies, 14 reviews
The Gospel According to the son 825 copies, 12 reviews
The Fight 672 copies, 15 reviews
Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery 572 copies, 10 reviews
Miami and the Siege of Chicago 482 copies, 6 reviews
Marilyn: A Biography 470 copies, 6 reviews
The Deer Park 444 copies, 3 reviews
Of a Fire on the Moon 348 copies, 5 reviews
Advertisements For Myself 318 copies, 6 reviews
Why Are We in Vietnam? 297 copies, 5 reviews
Barbary Shore 255 copies, 2 reviews
The Prisoner of Sex 225 copies, 2 reviews
The Time of Our Time (Author) 181 copies, 1 review
The Presidential Papers 144 copies, 1 review
Cannibals and Christians 140 copies, 1 review
Of Women and Their Elegance 72 copies, 1 review
The Faith of Graffiti 72 copies, 3 reviews
St. George and the Godfather 65 copies, 1 review
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer 59 copies, 19 reviews
The white negro 46 copies, 1 review
RFK Funeral Train 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Deer Park: A Play 30 copies, 1 review
The Idol and the Octopus 22 copies, 1 review
Maidstone 18 copies
Pieces 10 copies
The Bullfight 6 copies
V-Best 5 copies
Shika no sono 3 copies
Norman Mailer 3 copies
Strange Love 2 copies
La sfida 1 copy
1989 1 copy
Cuentos 1 copy
Kiseki 1 copy
Obora 1 copy
Naked Lunch (Contributor, some editions) 6,655 copies, 64 reviews
The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (Contributor) 1,365 copies, 8 reviews
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Contributor) 543 copies, 3 reviews
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (Contributor) 530 copies, 8 reviews
In the Belly of the Beast: Letters From Prison (Introduction) 340 copies, 5 reviews
The New Journalism (Contributor) 305 copies, 1 review
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (Contributor) 174 copies, 1 review
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (Contributor) 170 copies, 4 reviews
Writers at Work 03 (Interviewee) 136 copies
The Best of Abbie Hoffman (Foreword) 98 copies
Papa: A Personal Memoir (Preface, some editions) 88 copies
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 46 copies
Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story (Preface) 45 copies, 2 reviews
Unknown California (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Last Tango in Paris: The Screenplay With Photographs From The Film (Contributor, some editions; Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
Ragtime [1981 film] 28 copies, 2 reviews
I'm a Little Special (Contributor) 15 copies
Homicidal Acts (Contributor) 9 copies
Various Temptations (Contributor) 6 copies
Big Table 3 (Contributor) 6 copies
Ghosts and Ghastlies (Contributor) 5 copies
Stories of Scarlet Women (Contributor) 4 copies
Introduction to Fiction (Contributor) 1 copy
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