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A—B

  • Aldrich, Nelson, ed. (2008). George, Being George. New York: Random House. pp. 172–181, 374–376, 396–397. See 77.13.
  • Atlas, James (September 9, 1979). "Life with Mailer". New York Times Magazine. pp. 52–55, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 102, 104, 107. Retrieved 2019-03-21. See 79.9.
  • Baldwin, James (1961). "The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy". Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son. New York: Dial. Rpt: Lucid (1971), Braudy (1972). See 57.1.
  • Brower, Brock (1968). "Norman". Other Loyalties: A Politics of Personality. New York: Atheneum. pp. 105–137. See 65.20.

C—E

  • Christian, Frederick (August 1963). "The Talent and the Torment". Cosmopolitan. pp. 63–67. See 63.34.
  • Cohen, Marcia (1988). "Town Bloody Hall". The Sisterhood: The True Story of the Women Who Changed the World. New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 288–306. See 71.20.
  • Cook, Bruce (1971). The Beat Generation. New York: Scribner's. pp. 93–98, 168–169. See 61.4.
  • — (November 1972). "Aquarius Rex". National Observer. pp. 1, 15. Rpt: Adams (1974). See 61.4.
  • Dearborn, Mary V. (1999). Mailer: A Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. See 99.8.
  • Denby, David (April 20, 1998). "The Contender". New Yorker. pp. 60–66, 68–71. Retrieved 2019-03-21. Excellent profile. See 98.3.

F—H

  • Flaherty, Joe (1970). Managing Mailer. New York: Coward-McCann. Account of Mailer’s 1969 campaign for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York by his campaign manager. See 70.7.
  • Greer, Germaine (1986). "My Mailer Problem". The Madwomen’s Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. pp. 78–89. Rpt: Bloom (1986). See 71.27.
  • Hamill, Pete (2003). "Norman Mailer". In Newfield, Jack. American Rebels. New York: Nation Books. pp. 1–6. See 61.22a, 95.44.
  • "Harvard: America's Great University Now Leads World". Life. May 1941. pp. 89–99. Journalistic sketch, with many photographs, appearing at the end of Mailer’s sophomore year.
  • Hayden, Hiram (1974). Words and Faces. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. pp. 234–235, 263–264. Comment on the rejection of The Deer Park (55.4) by Random House.

J–K

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M

  • Macdonald, Dwight (1985). "Massachusetts vs. Mailer". Discriminations: Essays and Afterthoughts. New York: Grossman. pp. 194–209. Preface by Norman Mailer. Rpt: Lucid (1971). See 60.8, 83.57.
  • Mailer, Adele (1997). The Last Party: Scenes from My Life with Norman Mailer. New York: Barricade Books. Memoir by Mailer’s second wife. See 97.11.
  • Mailer, Norman (October 6, 2008). "In the Ring". The New Yorker. Life and Letters. Retrieved 2018-09-23. A sampling of Mailer's letters. See 08.1.
  • Mailer Review (2008), 11–215. Recollections of Mailer and tributes to him from his family and friends, many given at his April 9, 2008 memorial at Carnegie Hall.
  • Mallory, Carole (2009). Loving Mailer. Beverly Hills, CA: Phoenix Books. See 95.34.
  • Manso, Peter, ed. (1970). Running Against the Machine: A Grass Roots Race for the New York Mayoralty by Norman Mailer, Jimmy Breslin, Peter Maas, Gloria Steinem and Others. New York: Doubleday. See 69.80.
  • — (1985). Mailer: His Life and Times. New York: Simon and Schuster. Oral biography. See 85.13.
  • Martien, Norman (1967). "Norman Mailer at Graduate School or, One Man's Effort". In Solotaroff, Theodore. New American Review, No. 1. New York: New American Library. pp. 233–241. Account of a Mailer university visit. Rpt: Lucid (1971).
  • Menand, Louis (October 21, 2013). "The Norman Invasion: the Crazy Career of Norman Mailer". The Critics. A Critic at Large. The New Yorker. 89 (33): 86–95. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  • Mills, Hilary (1982). Mailer: A Biography. New York: Empire Books. First book-length biography. See 82.23.
  • Morris, Willie (1993). New York Days. New York: Little, Brown. See 71.10.

N–P

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S

  • Seaver, Edwin (1986). So Far, So Good: Recollections of a Life in Publishing. Westport, Conn.: Lawrence Hill. passim. See 48.1.
  • "A Shaky Start". Time. October 27, 1967. p. 25. Brief, unfriendly description of Mailer speaking at the Ambassador Theater in Washington, D.C. prior to the March on the Pentagon. Mailer used it in the opening of The Armies of the Night (68.8).
  • Sokolov, Raymond A. (December 9, 1968). "Flying High with Mailer". Newsweek. pp. 84, 86–88. See 68.29.
  • Soll, Rick (August 7, 1983). "Norman Mailer: A Man, an Artist, a Cultural Phenomenon". Chicago Sun-Times. Living §. pp. 1, 6–7, 12. See 83.47.
  • Spencer, Scott (September 22, 1991). "The Old Man and the Novel". New York Times Magazine. pp. 28–31, 40, 42, 47. Retrieved 2019-03-21. See 91.10.
  • Stern, Richard G. (February 17, 1966). "Report from the MLA". New York Review of Books. pp. 26–28. Retrieved 2019-03-21. See 66.7.

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