Norman Mailer: Works and Days

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Welcome to Norman Mailer: Works and Days, the first installment of Project Mailer — an on-going Digital Humanities initiative to promote the legacy of Norman Mailer.

Based on J. Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro Lennon's updated and revised Norman Mailer: Works and Days, this project provides researchers with the definitive primary bibliography of Norman Mailer's publications and an overview of important biographical events in Mailer's life. This Digital Humanities project is edited by Gerald R. Lucas.

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For an overview, especially those new to Mailer Studies, see the following bibliographies:

There is some unavoidable overlapping between some of the items in this section and “Works” because a number of critical essays and books, as well as memoirs and biographical writings, contain Mailer quotations not found elsewhere. The secondary items refer back to “Works,” but not vice versa. The web of cross-reference may be drawn tighter by users of this project; we have gone as far as seemed useful. Secondary references are divided into four sections:

The volume of reference to Mailer grows, if not exponentially, then constantly and quite rapidly. We are confident that the forthcoming accretions, and the inevitable omissions, will prompt future addenda and corrigenda to this project. We request that you help us with your comments, corrections and discoveries. Have something to share? Contact the editor to participate.

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This page is a part of Project Mailer and is sponsored by the Norman Mailer Society.

“Works” (v1) was completed in October 2015. “Days” (v1) was completed in 2016. Work on the selected bibliography ran throughout 2017, leading to a second-edition of Norman Mailer: Works and Days that was just published. The entire digital project was moved to the MediaWiki platform in 2018–2019 and as of March 2019, is mostly complete. Any comments, questions, or suggestions may be sent to editor [at] projectmailer [dot] net.

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  1. Reviews and essays of individual books appear in the entries for those books.