The Norman Mailer Society, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 to celebrate Norman Mailer, author of 40 books and the chronicler of the American Century. It has approximately 300 members and meets annually for three days for panels, papers, films and informal discussion about the life, work and reputation of the late Mr. Mailer.
2019-05-24: Via the New York Post, “Esquire editor-in-chief Jay Fielden to step down.” The magazine, now 86 years old, has been owned by Hearst since 1986. During its heyday from 1961 to 1973 under legendary editor Harold Hayes, it was renowned for both discovering young up-and-coming writers and publishing some of the greatest names in letters — from Ernest Hemingway to Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.
2019-05-10: Via GoErie: “Author Norman Mailer, who had previously pleaded guilty to 3rd degree assault in the stabbing of his wife, Adele Morales, leaves general sessions courtroom May 10, 1961 after Judge Mitchell D. Schweitzer put off sentencing until November 13, 1961. Mailer is accompanied by court officer Pat Gormley, at left in rear. Mailer was countinued in $2,500 bail, and ordered to report at intervals to the probation department. In putting off sentencing, Judge Schweitzer hinted that if Mailer behaved himself he might receive a suspended sentence.” See photo 5.
2019-05-05: Fifty years ago today the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Mailer for his “nonfiction novel” Armies of the Night, an account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon. (Via History Net.)
2019-04-27: In “One giant leap for mankind: 50 years on, the epic journey of Apollo 11,” Taschen writes “When three astronauts accomplished the first moon landing half a century ago, science fiction became reality. Their achievement, and the decade of work that made it possible, is recalled in a 50th anniversary edition of Norman Mailer’s classic book Of a Fire on the Moon. In Independent
2019-04-13: In “The Fight (1975) by Norman Mailer: Feel the punch of a heavyweight,” Rob Doyle argues that “Mailer is no ‘bad joke’ – he writes with a reckless candour foreign to today’s nice guys.” Thanks, Rob! In The Irish Times
2019-04-05: The Village Voice has published “Norman Mailer Runs for Mayor” from their archives. Joe Flaherty writes: “As radical as the program sounded, it made complete sense to me, and I also realized there wasn’t a politician in New York who would dare run on such ideas. Mailer was now my man.”
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