Norman Mailer

I Write, Therefore…I Quote

What makes a quote really good? More than good, what makes it memorable, powerful, even magical?<p>Simply answered, the curse and the beauty of words …

Creative Writing

THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning work of journalistic fiction, centered on convicted killer Gary Gilmore, boasts a terrific narration by …

Literature

Norman Mailer: The Sixties (boxed set) - Library of America

Norman Mailer: The Sixties (boxed set)<p><i>An American Dream</i> | <i>Why Are We in Vietnam?</i> | <i>The Armies of the Night</i> | <i>Miami and the Siege of Chicago</i> | essays More<p>…

Literature

Norman Mailer’s son John marries actress Claudia Peters

Norman Mailer’s writer son John Buffalo Mailer tied the knot with actress Claudia Peters.<p>We hear they were wed Thursday at First Unitarian Church in …

New Orleans

The Town Hall Affair review – the day Germaine Greer took down Norman Mailer

On 30 April 1971, Norman Mailer squared up to feminism in a public debate at New York’s Town Hall. Germaine Greer was on the panel and Susan Sontag in the audience. According to the radical lesbian Jill Johnston, one of the participants, it was a political disaster but a social triumph. Greer was …

The Theatre

The Town Hall Affair, Barbican: when Norman Mailer met Germaine Greer, review

The Wooster Group are the Rolling Stones of the New York theatrical avant-garde, post-modern pioneers who keep plugging away (the company dates back to 1967). In their time they’ve Woosterised Shakespeare, O’Neill, Racine and more.<p>In The Town Hall Affair, under direction from Elizabeth LeCompte, …

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer: Collected Essays of the 1960s - Library of America

Norman Mailer: Collected Essays of the 1960s<p>Mailer’s best essays from the classic collections <i>The Presidential Papers</i>, <i>Cannibals and Christians</i>, and</i> …

Literature

Novelist Norman Mailer's Former Nautical-Inspired Brooklyn Flat Asks $2.25M

Take over the top-floor apartment of a landmarked 1840 Brooklyn Heights townhouse where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer worked.<p>The rare and culturally significant property is now available through CORE. Famous guests—including John Lennon and Bob Dylan—have gathered in the flat during …

Home Tours

Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights Home For Sale At $2.4M

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's former 142 Columbia Heights brownstone has a top-floor made to look like a sailboat.<p>BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY — The …

Real Estate

You, Too, Can Live in Norman Mailer’s House

Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights pad is on the market! The fourth-floor two-bedroom apartment overlooking the promenade was first listed in 2011, but the sale fell through when the prospective buyer discovered the atrium wasn’t up to code. Norman Mailer was afraid of heights, and so, macho to the …

Books

See Inside the Eccentric Brooklyn Townhouse That Belonged to Norman Mailer

The landmarked four-story, walk-up brownstone built in 1840 overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River. Mailer once owned the entire building …

Wall Street

Quirky nautical-themed Brooklyn Heights flat where Norman Mailer wrote his novels lists for $2.4M

Not only did Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Norman Mailer write several of his well-known novels including “The Executioner’s Song” and “Ancient …

When writers knew how to fight: Tom Wolfe and the lost art of the literary feud

If you are an author, your publishers will advise you that if you get a bad review you should rise above it, try to forget and, above all, refrain from responding in public. But deep down your publishers are hoping that you will defy them and compose a response, one that takes down your critics …

Literature

Norman Mailer’s former Brooklyn Heights home lists for $2.4M

The famed author called the fourth-floor apartment home for many years<p>Author Norman Mailer was one of the many literary lions who called Brooklyn Heights home. For decades, he lived in a fourth-floor apartment on Columbia Heights, a six-block stretch near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, that was …

Manhattan

Tom Wolfe and the Death of the Apology

Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, managing editor Christine Rosen and reporter Andrew Egger discuss the late great Tom Wolfe, President Trump's …

Conservative View

Norman Mailer's Longtime Brooklyn Home Seeks $2.4 Million

For decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer lived in a Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse, transforming its top floor to look like a ship. Now the top-floor is on the market for $2.4 million, according to Mr. Mailer’s son Michael Mailer.<p>The author formerly owned the entire brownstone but turned …

Demi Moore

Late ‘Paris Review’ editor George Plimpton’s UES co-op seeks $5.495M

Plimpton’s parties in the apartment drew the likes of Muhammad Ali and Andy Warhol<p>The Upper East Side apartment of late <i>Paris Review</i> editor George Plimpton his hit the market for $5.495 million. Plimpton regularly regaled the cultural elite of late 20th century New York in the apartment; his wife, …

Andy Warhol

How a Jersey Crime Reporter Became a High-End Robber

In 1971, reporter Ron Porambo wrote a seminal book about police brutality in Newark's 1967 race riots. But instead of rising to the ranks of Norman Mailer, Porambo's psyche cracked. In 1983, he was shot dead after years of criminal activity. Writer and filmmaker Greg Donahue traces Porambo's …

Crime

Norman Mailer, pugnacious and virtuosic, is back in a new Library of America set

Norman Mailer is best binge-read as an orgy of big ideas, long, loping sentences and assertions that only a writer of titanic ego could make. Get …

The Arts

J. Michael Lennon: Norman Mailer “recognized the permanent cleft in the American character” | Library of America

Back <b>J. Michael Lennon: Norman Mailer “recognized the permanent cleft in the American character”</b><p>Interviews March 28, 2018<p>J. Michael Lennon: Norman …

Literature

'Strictly sexual'? U.S. appeals court nixes libel lawsuit by writer Norman Mailer's mistress

A former socialite who amassed a stable of famous lovers can't sue a biographer who described her affair with iconic writer Norman Mailer as …

Judiciary

Norman Mailer Never Hurt Women, Biographer Claims, Forgetting He Stabbed His Wife

Norman Mailer, who passed away in 2007, remains a big deal kind of writer: Big enough for the Library of America to be releasing a two-volume edition …

Jewish Culture

That time Norman Mailer brought his sexism to a debate and enraged women writers everywhere

Susan Sontag asked him to stop calling her a “lady writer”<p>On April 30, 1971, a panel of prominent feminist thinkers gathered for a public debate at …

Culture

Did Norman Mailer’s Official Biographer Forget the Writer Stabbed His Wife?

In a puzzling new Village VoiceQ&A about Norman Mailer’s significance today, the interviewer finds herself in the absurd position of having to remind …

Literature

book reviews and features

The bass defence league campaigns for mental health. As with everything Big Narstie does, there are serious points in this release...<p>History repeats …

France

'As usual, words fail him': 20 great literary feuds

Literature

Norman Mailer: Four Books of the 1960s - Library of America

Norman Mailer: Four Books of the 1960s<p><i>An American Dream</i> | <i>Why Are We in Vietnam?</i> | <i>The Armies of the Night</i> | <i>Miami and the Siege of Chicago</i><p>Edited by J. …

Literature

The naked and the read

Long-form Journalism

Norman Mailer's library: On the shelf: Dostoyevsky, Proust, Graham Greene, and two sets of the Warren Commission Report. In the bathroom: poetry anthologies

Norman Mailer's library: On the shelf: Dostoyevsky, Proust, Graham Greene, and two sets of the Warren Commission Report. In the bathroom: poetry …

Philosophy

15 Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have On Hand

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." It's a line sometimes attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but …

Matt Groening