Who is Norman Mailer?

  • (noun): United States writer (born in 1923).
    Synonyms: Mailer

Norman Mailer

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate. His best work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, which was published in 1980, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer's book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award.

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Tough Guys Don't Dance (film) - Reception
... Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader, said "Norman Mailer's best film, adapted from his worst novel, shows a surprising amount of cinematic savvy and style." Also, "He translates his high rhetoric and macho ... Russ Meyer featured women with oversize breasts, Mailer features male characters with oversize egos, and thanks to the juicy writing, hallucinatory lines such as "Your knife is in my dog" and "I ... Channel 4 Film said "The overkill is strangely compelling and Mailer's disregard for taste and convention ensure his film is a massive but spectacular and ...
J. Michael Lennon
... He is currently editing Norman Mailer's selected letters and writing his authorized biography ... to write the authorized biography of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer by the Mailer estate in December 2006, following the death of Robert F ... current President and one of the founders of The Norman Mailer Society, a literary society dedicated to promoting interest and scholarship on the works of Norman ...
List Of Show Business Families - Families - M
... Mailer Producer-Screenwriter Michael Mailer, Actor Stephen Mailer, and Actor-Screenwriter John Buffalo Mailer are brothers, and all are sons of novelist ... Michael Mailer is the son of Norman Mailer and fourth wife, actress Beverly Bentley, John Buffalo Mailer is the son of Norman Mailer and sixth wife, Actress-Novelist Norris Church Mailer ...
Lawrence Schiller - Works - Books
... American Tragedy by Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth Oswald's Tale An American Mystery by Norman Mailer I Want to Tell You by O.J ... Simpson with Lawrence Schiller The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce by Albert Goldman and Lawrence Schiller LSD by Richard Alpert, Sidney Cohen ...

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    There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
    —Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    Do you know who’s sneaked into my stateroom at three o’clock this morning? Nobody, and that’s my complaint!
    S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, a complaint shipboard stowaway Groucho makes to the ship’s captain (Ben Taggart)