Norman Mailer: Works and Days/Bibliography/Key Texts for Mailer Studies

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Listed chronologically, the following are integral books for the study of Norman Mailer.

  • Leeds, Barry H. (1969). The Structured Vision of Norman Mailer. New York: NYU Press.
  • Kaufmann, Donald (1969). Norman Mailer: The Countdown (The First Twenty Years). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Lucid, Robert F., ed. (1971). Norman Mailer: The Man and His Work. Boston: Little Brown.
  • Braudy, Leo, ed. (1972). Norman Mailer: a Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Poirier, Richard (1972). Norman Mailer. Modern Masters. New York: Viking Press.
  • Solotaroff, Robert (1973). Down Mailer's Way. Urbana; London: University of Illinois Press.
  • Adams, Laura, ed. (1974). Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up. Port Washington; London: Kennikat Press.
  • Adams, Laura (1974). Norman Mailer: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.
  • Radford, Jean (1975). Norman Mailer: A Critical Study. London; Basingstoke: Macmillan Press.
  • Adams, Laura (1977). Existential Battles: the Growth of Norman Mailer. Athens: Ohio UP.
  • Bufithis, Philip (1978). Norman Mailer. New York: Frederick Ungar.
  • Merrill, Robert (1978). Norman Mailer. New York: Twayne.
  • Gordon, Andrew (1980). An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer. London: Fairleigh Dickinson UP.
  • Begiebing, Robert J. (1980). Acts of Regeneration: Allegory and Archetype in the Works of Norman Mailer. Columbia; London: University of Missouri Press.
  • Mills, Hilary (1982). Mailer: A Biography. New York: Empire Books.
  • Manso, Peter (1985). Mailer: His Life and Times. New York: Washington Square Press.
  • Lennon, J. Michael, ed. (1986). Critical Essays on Norman Mailer. Critical Essays on American Literature. Boston: G. K. Hall.
  • Bloom, Harold, ed. (1986). Norman Mailer. Modern Critical Views. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House.
  • Lennon, J. Michael, ed. (1988). Conversations with Norman Mailer. Literary Conversations. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Begiebing, Robert J. (1989). Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John Gardner, and Norman Mailer. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI.
  • Nigel, Leigh (1989). Radical Fictions and the Novels of Norman Mailer. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan.
  • Rollyson, Carl (1991). The Lives of Norman Mailer. New York: Paragon House.
  • Merrill, Robert (1992). Norman Mailer Revisited. Boston: Twayne.
  • Glenday, Michael K. (1995). Norman Mailer. New York: St. Martins Press.
  • Dearborn, Mary V. (1999). Mailer: A Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Dickstein, Morris (2002). Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard UP.
  • Leeds, Barry H. (2002). The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer. Bainbridge Island, Wash.: Pleasure Boat Studio.
  • Bloom, Harold, ed. (2003). Norman Mailer. Bloom's Modern Critical Views. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House.
  • Lennon, J. Michael (2013). Norman Mailer: A Double Life. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Lennon, J. Michael, ed. (2014). The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer. New York: Random House.
  • Wenke, Joseph (2014) [1987]. Mailer's America. Hanover, NH; London: University Press of New England for University of Connecticut. ISBN 0874513936.
  • Bailey, Jennifer (2014) [1979]. Norman Mailer Quick-Change Artist. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Schultz, Kevin (2016). Buckley and Mailer: the Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Bozung, Justin, ed. (2017). The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • McKinley, Maggie (2017). Understanding Norman Mailer. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press.
  • Lennon, J. Michael; Lennon, Donna Pedro (2018) [2000]. Lucas, Gerald R., ed. Norman Mailer: Works and Days (Revised, Expanded ed.). Norman Mailer Society.