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NMS Podcast 49

This episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung features a late-60’s TV appearance of Norman Mailer where the author discusses Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Armies of the Night, as well as his most recent film-making ventures. Also, featured is a 1960 BBC review of Advertisements for Myself featuring a reading of excerpts from “The White Negro.”

St. George Meets The Ramones

NMS Podcast 48

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with Mailer assistant Martha Thomases about The Executioner’s Song and Mailer’s run-in with the 1970s punk rock band, The Ramones. Also, featured is Mailer’s 1972 lecture to the “Student Apocalypse Society” at the University of Texas at Austin on the Republican and Democratic national conventions of earlier in the year.

Lennon on Mailer & Malaquais

NMS Podcast 47

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung talks with J. Michael Lennon about Norman Mailer’s friendship with French writer Jean Malaquais, who was one of the writer’s greatest influences.  Often Mailer’s harshest critic, Malaquais served up a partial inspiration for Mailer’s landmark essay, “The White Negro.” The pair had a falling out in 1994 following a joint appearance on a French television series – which is also excerpted in this special episode.

Read “My Friend, Jean Malaquais,” Mailer’s introduction to The Joker by Jean Malaquais.

Throughout the next few months, Lennon and Bozung will be examining Mailer’s introductions, forewords, and prefaces written for such luminaries as Seymour Krim, Michael McClure, Eugene Kennedy, Abbie Hoffman and others.

Minutes of the 2016 Meeting of the Executive Board of the Norman Mailer Society

The Executive Board of The Norman Mailer Society (“NMS”) met in Long Branch, New Jersey, on September 30, 2016, with President J. Michael Lennon presiding. Also in attendance were Board members Maggie McKinley, Vice President, David Light, Treasurer, Marc Triplett, Secretary, Phillip Sipiora, Editor of The Mailer Review, Barbara Wasserman, John Buffalo Mailer, Mark Olshaker, Bonnie Culver, John Buffalo Mailer, Robert Begiebing, Nicole DePolo, Carol Holmes, Christopher Busa, Jason Mosser, Gerald Lucas, and Neil Abercrombie. Agenda items included The Mailer Review, future conference sites, transition of leadership of NMS, and Digital Mailer activities.

Phil Sipiora reviewed briefly the success and progress of The Mailer Review, noting particularly that in its 10 years, the Review has produced 4826 pages. Its new edition will be released soon.

The meeting was consumed primarily by a discussion of future venues of the NMS conferences. Mark Olshaker made a motion to hold the 2017 conference in Sarasota, Florida. Discussion that followed explored other options for 2017 and beyond. Sites in the State of Georgia were considered, including Atlanta, Athens and Macon. Jason Mosser discussed the advantages of Atlanta, but also noted that accommodations would be expensive. Jerry Lucas raised the possibility of Macon for a future conference site, perhaps in 2018. Macon is 75 miles from the Atlanta airport; it has adequate facilities for conference and hotel stays for the members, as well as attractions such as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Tubman Museum, and the Allman Brothers Band Museum. Athens, Georgia, was also discussed as a potential venue in Georgia.

Other cities, including Washington, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston were considered—all were found to pose difficulties at this time.

A consensus formed that for the third time the NMS conference in 2017 should be held in Sarasota, Florida. Jerry Lucas will look into the possibility of holding the conference in Macon in 2018. Chicago and other locations will be considered for the future. Also discussed was the possibility of an NMS gathering within a future conference of the American Literature Association.

Mike Lennon has announced that this will be his last year as President of the Norman Mailer Society. Mark Olshaker moved that the Board act now to nominate Maggie McKinley as the next President in order to assure that the business of the NMS moves forward smoothly. That motion was seconded, and the Board passed the resolution that Maggie McKinley be nominated for election as President of the NMS by the membership at the next conference in 2017.

A brief discussion of Digital Mailer progress concluded the meeting. There is a ten-minute limit in effect on papers being presented at conferences, and Jerry Lucas reminded members that papers that would otherwise be greater in length can be published online.

There being no other business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Marc S. Triplett, Secretery

Norman Mailer’s “The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster”: A Selective Bibliography


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Alvarez, A. “The Literature of the Holocaust.” Commentary, 38.5 (Nov. 1, 1964), pp. 6+

Auchincloss, Eve and Nancy Lynch. “An Interview with Norman Mailer.” Mademoiselle 52 (February 1961), pp. 160-63.

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Chandarlapaty, Raj. “Dreams, Death, and Bottle-Break: Modernist Ethnopoetics and the Beatnik Quest for Ascesis.” The Mailer Review, vol. 7, no. 1, Fall 2013, pp. 279-294.

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Charters, Samuel. “Hipsters, Flipsters, and Finger-Poppin’ Daddies: A Note on His Lordship, Lord Buckley, the Hippest of the Hipsters.” Beat Down to Your Soul: What Was the Beat Generation? Ann Charters, editor. NY: Penguin Books, 2001, pp. 97-109.

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1968.

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Cohen, Sara Jo. “Making Masculinity and Unmasking Jewishness: Norman Mailer’s Wild 90 and Beyond the Law.” The Mailer Review, vol. 5, no. 1, Fall 2011, pp. 183-198.

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Dickstein, Morris. Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2002.

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Douglas, Ann. “Punching a Hole in the Big Lie: the Achievement of William S. Burroughs.” Introduction. Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader. James Grauerholz, and Ira Silverburg, editors. NY: Grove Press, 1998. pp. xv-xxix.

Driver, Justin. “”Cambridge Diarist: Class Act.” New Republic, November 25, 2002, p.42.

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Escoffier, Jeffrey. “Homosexuality and the Sociological Imagination: The 1950s and 1960s.” A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Martin Duberman, editor. NY: NYU Press, 1997, pp. 248-261.

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Fulgham, Richard Lee. “The Wise Blood of Norman Mailer: An Interpretation and Defense of Why Are We in Vietnam?The Mailer Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 2008, pp. 337-347.

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Glicksburg, Charles L. “Norman Mailer: The Angry Young Novelist in America.” Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature, vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 1960, pp. 25-34.

Glueck, Sheldon and Eleanore T. Glueck. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency. NY: Commonwealth Fund, 1950

Gordon, Andrew M. An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1980.

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Gutman, Stanley T. Mankind in Barbary: The Individual and Society in the Novels of Norman Mailer. Hanover, NH: The University Press of New England, 1975

Hale, Grace Elizabeth. A Nation of Outsiders: How the Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Post-War America. NY: Oxford UP, 2011.

Hamilton, Geoff. “Between Mailer and DeLillo: The ‘affectless person’ in Robert Stone’s A Hall of Mirrors.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory, vol. 65, no. 2, Summer 2009, pp. 99-116.

Hannerz, Ulf. “Roots of Black Manhood.” Trans-Action , vol.6, issue 11, Oct. 1969, pp. 13-21.

Harap, Louis.  In the Mainstream: The Jewish Presence in Twentieth-Century American Literature, 1950s-1980s. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Harper, Howard.M. Desperate Faith: A Study of Bellow, Salinger, Mailer, Baldwin, and Updike. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1967.

Hassan, Ihab. “The Character of Post-War Fiction in America.” The English Journal, vol. 51, no. 1 (Jan., 1962), pp. 1-8.

Hebdige, Dick. Subculture: The Meaning of Style. NY: Routledge, 1991.

Hoffman, Frederick J. “Norman Mailer and the Revolt of the Ego: Some Observations on Recent American Literature.” Existentialism in the ’50s, vol. 1, no. 3, Autumn 1960, pp 5-12.

Holmes, Colin. “Psychopathic Disorder: A Category Mistake?” Journal of Medical Ethics, vol.17, no. 2, June 1977, pp. 77-85.

Holmes, John Clellon. “The Game of the Name.” Passionate Opinions. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas, 1988, pp. 78-94.

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Holton, Robert. “’The Sordid Hipsters of America’”: Beat Culture and the Folds of Heterogeneity.” Reconstructing the Beats. Jennie Skerl, editor. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 11-27.

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Kaufmann, Donald L. “The Long Happy Life of Norman Mailer.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 17, no. 3, Fall 1971, pp. 347-59.

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Kazin, Alfred. “Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Literary Culture.” Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Review vol. 45, nos. 1-2, Spring-Summer 1958, pp. 41-51. 

Kheshti, Rashanak. “Musical Miscegenation and the Logic of Rock and Roll: Homosocial Desire and Racial Productivity in ‘A Paler Side of White’.” American Quarterly, vol. 60, no.4, Dec. 2008, pp. 1037-1055.

Lee, Benjamin. “Avant-Garde Poetry as Subcultural Practice: Mailer and Di Prima’s Hipsters.” New Literary History, vol. 41, no. 4, Autumn 2010, pp. 775-794.

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Lester, Julius. “Race and Revolution: Hexagram 49—Fire and Water.” Black Review, no. 1, 1971, pp. 68-86.

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Lindner, Robert M. Rebel Without a Cause: The Story of a Criminal Psychopath. NY: Grune and Stratton, 1944.

Lott, Eric. Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013.

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McKinley, Maggie. “Exploring the Mystery of Marilyn.” Review of Marilyn Monroe by Norman Mailer/Burt Stern, The Mailer Review, vol. 7, no. 1, Fall 2013, pp. 407-411.

—. “Mailer’s Modern Myth: Reexamining Violence and Masculinity in An American Dream.” The Mailer Review, vol. 6, no. 1, Fall 2012, pp. 158-171.

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Melnick, Jeffrey Paul. “Some Notes on the Erotics of Black-Jewish Relations.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 23, no. 4, Summer 2005, pp. 9-25.

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Miller, Gabriel. “A Small Trumpet of Defiance: Politics and the Buried Life in Norman Mailer’s Early Nonfiction.” Politics and the Muse: Studies in the Politics of Recent American Literature. Adam. J. Sorkin, editor. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1989, pp. 79-92.

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Mosser, Jason. “The Beatster, the White Negro, and the Evolution of the Hipster in Fight Club.” The Mailer Review, vol. 9. no. 1, Fall 2015, pp. 85-98.

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Taylor, D. “Three Lean Cats in a Hall of Mirrors: James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, and Eldridge Cleaver on Race and Masculinity.” Texas Studies in Language and Literature, vol. 52, no. 1, 2010, pp. 70-101.

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NMS Podcast 46: Mike Lennon on Dwight Macdonald

In Episode #46 of the Norman Mailer Society podcast, host Justin Bozung and Mailer’s archivist, official biographer, and president of the Norman Mailer Society, J. Michael Lennon, discuss Norman Mailer’s friendship with literary critic and essayist Dwight Macdonald. In 1974, Mailer wrote “Introduction” for Macdonald’s Discriminations: Essays & Afterthoughts. This brief consideration not only reads as an affectionate honorarium to Macdonald, whom Mailer first met in 1949, but also tells of the influence the former editor of Partisan Review had on Mailer himself. Both men share a varied attack on style, but also focus, in the vein of Hemingway, on a means in which one can explore the “feel” of phenomena.

Read Mailer’s Introduction to Discriminations.

Throughout the remainder of 2017, Lennon and Bozung will be examining Mailer’s introductions, forewords, and prefaces written for such luminaries as Seymour Krim, Michael McClure, Eugene Kennedy, Abbie Hoffman and others.

“On the Day of Destruction” By Steve Marcus

“On the Day of Destruction” by Steve Marcus is one in a series of 13 limited edition 20 x 16 giclee fine art prints inspired by Norman Mailer’s commentary on Martin Buber’s “Tales of the Hasidim” which appeared in Commentary Journal, published by the American Jewish Committee in the June 1963 Edition. If you’re attending the 2017 Conference,  Pre-order by September 11 and have your print personally hand delivered to your hotel room by the artist.

10% of print sales ordered before or during  the 2017 conference will be donated to the society. Purchase securely using PayPal.