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 ... 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 just deep-sixed two ... The disc contained an interview with Norman Mailer, a tour of Provincetown and the film's trailer ...
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... Mailer Producer-Screenwriter Michael Mailer, Actor Stephen Mailer, and Actor-Screenwriter John Buffalo Mailer are brothers, and all are sons of novelist Norman Mailer ... 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 ...
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... 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 ...
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... He is currently editing Norman Mailer's selected letters and writing his authorized biography ... authorized biography of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer by the Mailer estate in December 2006, following the death of Robert F ... He is also the 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 ...

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    The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    At bottom, I mean profoundly at bottom, the FBI has nothing to do with Communism, it has nothing to do with catching criminals, it has nothing to do with the Mafia, the syndicate, it has nothing to do with trust-busting, it has nothing to do with interstate commerce, it has nothing to do with anything but serving as a church for the mediocre. A high church for the true mediocre.
    —Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    You’re just wasting your breath and that’s no great loss either!
    S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, a wisecrack made to his fellow stowaway Chico Marx (1931)