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Norman Mailer
Biography
One of the most provocative authors of the 20th century, Norman Mailer stood at the forefront of the New Journalism, a form of creative nonfiction that wove autobiography, real events, and political commentary into unconventional novels. In a career that spanned nearly 60 years, he wrote more than 30 books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night,, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, a chilling fictional portrait of the youthful Adolf Hitler. On November 10, 2007, he died of renal failure, leaving behind an astonishing literary legacy.



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Chronology
*The Naked and the Dead, 1948
*Barbary Shore, 1951
*The Deer Park, 1955
*White Negro, 1958
*Advertisements for Myself, 1959
*An American Dream, 1965
*Why Are We in Vietnam?, 1967
*Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions, 1968
*Armies of the Night: History as a Novel - The Novel as History, 1968
*Of a Fire on the Moon, 1970
*The Prisoner of Sex, 1971
*St. George and the Godfather, 1972
*Marilyn: A Biography, 1973
*The Fight, 1975
*Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions, 1960-1972, 1976
*A Transit to Narcissus: A Facsimile of the Original Typescript, 1978
*The Executioner's Song, 1979
*Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots, 1980
*Of Women and Their Elegance, 1980
*Ancient Evenings, 1983
*Tough Guys Don't Dance, 1984
*Harlot's Ghost, 1991
*How the Wimp Won the War, 1991
*Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery, 1995
*Picasso: Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man, 1995
*The Gospel According to the Son, 1997
*The Time of Our Time, 1998
*Into the Mirror: The Life of Master Spy Robert P. Hanssen (coauthor), 2002
*The Castle in the Forest, 2007
Photo by Norris Church Mailer