In Another Place

In Another Place

by Susan Mailer
In Another Place

In Another Place

by Susan Mailer



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Norman Mailer, Susan Mailer's father, was among the most celebrated, talented, and controversial writers of the 20th Century. The Naked and the Dead (1948), inspired by his experience in World War II, was a bestseller and made him famous at the age of 25. Notoriously combative and egotistical, her father enjoyed a good fight both physically and verbally. Whether cheered or booed, Mailer was front and center in America's cultural battles for more than 50 years. He married six times and was father to nine children. Susan, born in 1949, is the eldest.

Susan's parents separated when she was a baby. She grew up shuttling between her mother's home in Mexico and New York. Later she would marry a Chilean activist, spending the majority of her adult life in Chile, where she is a practicing psychoanalyst.

In Another Place tells the story of her intense and complex relationship with her father, her five stepmothers and nine siblings, and the joys and pains of being part of the large Mailer clan. It is a tale of separation, and of the rewards and struggles of living in two very different cultures. Of being someone who belongs everywhere and nowhere, always longing for a life . . . In Another Place.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162891482
Publisher: Northampton House Press
Publication date: 04/23/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Susan was born 28 August 1949 in Los Angeles California to Beatrice Silverman and Norman Mailer. After her parents separated her mother moved to Mexico and Susan spent the next 18 years shuttling between her mother’s home in Mexico, and her father’s in New York.

She went to Barnard College, then entered a Doctoral program in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, leaving after two years to return to Mexico. In Mexico she worked in television and in publishing. She got a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mexico and with her husband Marco Colodro, moved to Chile, which she’s called home ever since. They have 3 children. Susan entered the Chilean Psychoanalytic Institute in Santiago and became a full member of the Association. She has published numerous articles in Psychoanalytic Journals in Latin America and the United States. She is a professor of the Psychoanalytic Association of Santiago and is currently a member of the Board.

These days, Susan spends close to four months a year in New York City. She was a member of the Norman Mailer Center and is now an active Board member of the Norman Mailer Society. She was the keynote speaker at the Society’s annual conference in 2013, and has since then participated in panel discussions at their annual conference.
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