The Mailer Review/Volume 3, 2009/Norman Mailer Bibliography: 2008

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« The Mailer ReviewVolume 3 Number 1 • 2009 • Beyond Fiction »
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Constance E. Holmes
Shannon L. Zinck

Note: Much of the following has been incorporated into Norman Mailer: Works and Days.

Addenda through 2007



Mailer, Norman (January 26, 2007). "Advertisements for a Gay Self". New York (Interview). 40 (4). Interviewed by Daniel Asa Rose. p. 9. Retrieved 2021-06-02. Norman Mailer answers questions concerning his new novel The Castle in the Forest.

Mailer, Norman (November 12, 2007). "The Nerve Interview: Norman Mailer". Nerve (Interview). Interviewed by William Doig. Retrieved 2021-06-02.

Essays, poems, forewords, prefaces, introductions, symposia contributions, letters to the editor

Van Gelder, Lawrence (June 29, 2007). "Norman Mailer and Günter Grass: Remembrance of Things Past". The New York Times (late ed.). sec. E. p. 2. Retrieved 2021-06-02.


Essays, Articles, Book Chapters, and Dissertations

Beach, Patrick (November 11, 2007). "Mailer was 'Larger than Life' to Ransom Center's Director". Austin American Statesman (final ed.). sec. A. p. 11.

Haberman, Clyde (November 16, 2007). "A Norman Mailer Idea Whose Time Hasn't Come". New York Times (late ed.). sec. B. p. 1. Retrieved 2021-07-01. This article discusses Norman Mailer’s 1969 campaign for New York City mayor, in particular his platform of secession from the state of New York.

Hoberek, Andrew (2005). "Liberal Antiliberalism: Mailer, O'Connor, and the Gender Politics of Middle-Class Ressentiment". Women's Studies Quarterly. 33 (3–4): 24–47. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

Hölbling, Walter W. (2007). "Americans and Their Enemies: Political Rhetoric and Real Politics". Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. 23: 211–223. Retrieved 2021-07-01. This article discusses the representation of political rhetoric in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and Norman Mailer’s Why Are We in Vietnam?

Lacayo, Richard (November 10, 2007). "Why Norman Mailer Mattered". Time. Time Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-05.

"Mr. Tendentious Norman Mailer Has a Bone to Pick. With You. And You. And...". New York. Vol. 40 no. 2. 2007. p. 62. This article offers a review of several of Norman Mailer’s more controversial confrontations with contemporary writers, critics and cultural notables through the course of his career.

Van Gelder, Lawrence (December 19, 2007). "Norman Mailer Papers to be Opened". New York Times (late ed.). sec. E. p. 2. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

Wang, Hui (2007). "The Artistic Tension of a Dual Text: An Analysis of the Narrative Ethics of Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night". Foreign Literature Studies. 29 (128): 111–120.

Book and Film Reviews

"The Castle in the Forest". New Yorker. February 5, 2007. p. 75.

Leonard, John (February 2007). "The Castle in the Forest". Harper's Magazine. p. 86.

Ott, Bill (2007). ""The Fight by Norman Mailer". American Libraries. Vol. 38 no. 10. p. 65.

R.B. (July 30, 2007). "Maidstone". New Yorker. p. 22.

Root, Deidre Bray (2007). "Serial Killers in the Stacks". Library Journal. Vol. 132 no. 14. pp. 46–49. This article includes brief reviews of several true-crime novels, including Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song.

Seitz, Matt Zoller (November 30, 2007). "Rev. of Oswald's Ghost, dir. Robert Stone". New York Times (late ed.). sec. E. p. 14. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

Obituaries and Retrospectives

DiIonno, Mark (November 11, 2007). "Mailer was the Storyteller who Brought American under One Tent". The Star Ledger (final ed.). p. 5.

Gill, John Freeman (November 18, 2007). "The Woman in the Shadow". New York Times (late ed.). sec. 14CY. p. 4. Retrieved 2021-07-01. This article takes a brief look at an important figure in the life and legend of Norman Mailer, his second wife Adele.

Neyfakh, Leon (November 14, 2007). "John Updike on Norman Mailer". New York Observer. Retrieved 2009-07-23.

— (November 14, 2007). "Mailer the Paper Boy". New York Observer. Retrieved 2009-07-23. This brief article focuses on Norman Mailer’s dedication to The Village Voice during the period in which he worked with the paper.

"Righting the Book on Mailer". The Boston Globe (3rd ed.). November 14, 2007. p. A18. Letters to the Editor from Christopher Busa and J. Michael Lennon regarding the editorial and obituary published in The Boston Globe on the death of Norman Mailer.

Spearie, Steven (November 11, 2007). "Former SSU Professor Announces Author's Death". The State Journal Register. p. 8.

Staub, Dick (December 7, 2007). "Memorable Mailer". National Catholic Reporter. pp. 19–22.




Chaiken, Michael (2008). "Author, Auteur: A Conversation with Norman Mailer". Mailer Review. 2 (1): 407–420. Retrieved 2021-07-03.

Grobel, Lawrence (2008). "Norman Mailer: Stupidity Brings Out Violence in Me". Endangered Species: Writers Talk About Their Craft, Their Visions, Their Lives. Cambridge: DaCapo Press. pp. 289–316. Rpt. in Grobel, Lawrence (2008). "Norman Mailer: Stupidity Brings Out Violence in Me". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 426–451. Retrieved 2021-07-03.

Lennon, J. Michael (2008). "The Castle in the Forest: A Conversation with Norman Mailer". Mailer Review. 2 (1): 421–425. Retrieved 2021-07-03. Rpt. of Lennon, J. Michael (2007–2008). "Hitler in My Mind: The Roots of The Castle in the Forest". Provincetown Arts. Vol. 22. pp. 92–94.

Essays, poems, forewords, prefaces, introductions, symposia contributions, letters to the editor

Mailer, Norman (2008). "Acceptance Speech for National Book Foundation Award". Mailer Review. 2 (1): 219–220. Retrieved 2021-07-03.

— (2008). "The Bodily Function Blues". Mailer Review. 2 (1): 221–223. Retrieved 2021-07-03. Note by J. Michael Lennon.

— (October 6, 2000). "IN THE RING; Grappling with the Twentieth Century". The New Yorker. Life and Letters. pp. 50–63. Retrieved 2021-07-03. Series of important letters from 1925–1988.

— (2008). Introduction. BLUE NIGHTS: PHOTOGRAPHS. By Hirose, George. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Arts Press. Retrieved 2021-07-03. Contains 52 photographs of Provincetown shot at night with long exposure; one of the last things Norman Mailer wrote before his death.

— (2008). "What's Wrong with America: Five Proposals". Mailer Review. 2 (1): 216–218. Retrieved 2021-07-03. Note by J. Michael Lennon.


Essays, Articles, Book Chapters, Dissertations, and Creative Works

Adair, W. Gilbert (2008). The American Epic Novel in the Late Twentieth Century: The Super-Genre of the Imperial State. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press. This book examines Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song as well as the novels of Samuel R. Delany, James A. Michener, and Thomas Pynchon.

Aeschliman, M. D. (2008). "The Big Empty and the Silver Voice". National Review. Vol. 7. pp. 49–52. This article presents a comparison of the literary careers of Norman Mailer and Saul Bellow.

Anderson, Sam (2008). "Books". New York. Vol. 14. pp. 67–69. This article discusses books that represent the New York literary canon, including Norman Mailer’s The Armies of the Night and Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Anshen, David (2008). "A New Politics of Form in Harlot's Ghost". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 452–473. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Begiebing, Robert; Bufithis, Philip (2008). "A Dialogue on Mailer's Novels". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 225–264. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Bernstein, Mashey (2008). "The Heart of the Nation: Jewish Values in the Fiction of Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 376–384. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Bowers, John (2008). "Mailer's Last Words". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 494–497. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Broer, Lawrence (2008). "Identity Crisis: A State of the Union Address by Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 364–375. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Bromwich, David (2008). "Norman Mailer (1924–2007)". Dissent. 55 (2): 97–99.

Crosbie, Lynn (September 16, 2008). "Our Terrible Desire to Rake Through Her Remains". The Globe and Mail. No. R1. In part a response to the October 2008 issue of Vanity Fair dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, this article discusses what is left of the Monroe archive of personal belongings, much of which was photographed and documented by Mark Anderson.

Dimock, Wai Chee (2008). "The Egyptian Pronoun: Lyric, Novel, the Book of the Dead". New Literary History. 39 (3): 619–643. This article is a study of Egyptian culture in the poetry of Walt Whitman and fiction and nonfiction of Norman Mailer, including Ancient Evenings and The Armies of the Night.

Feliciani, Daniela (2008). "AmDream". The Mailer Review (1 ed.). 2: 513–514. Retrieved 2021-07-04. Poem.

Feuer, Alan (January 20, 2008). "Jimmy Breslin's Perpetual Deadline". New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved 2021-07-04. This article discusses the impact of Norman Mailer’s death on the life of Jimmy Breslin.

Fulgham, Richard (2008). "The Wise Blood of Norman Mailer: An Interpretation and Defense of Why Are We in Vietnam?". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 337–347. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Glenday, Michael (2008). "From Monroe to Picasso: Norman Mailer and the Life-Study". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 348–363. Retrieved 2021-07-04.

Goldstein, Andrew (January 21, 2008). "Naked, Dead and Back to the Big Screen". New York. p. 13.

Gordon, Neil (2008). "On The Armies of the Night". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 474–477. Retrieved 2021-07-06. Note: This article was previously presented at the 40th Anniversary Conference on the March on the Pentagon/The Armies of the Night at Georgetown University on October 19, 2007.

Grünzweig, Walter (2008). "The Hitler Family: A Relational Approach to Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 330–336. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

Hitchens, Christopher (2008). "Norman Mailer: Miami and the Siege of Chicago". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 265–269. Retrieved 2021-07-06. Rpt. of — (September 2008). "Master of Conventions". The Atlantic. pp. 113–116. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

Holmes, Constance; Wilson, Kristine (2008). "Norman Mailer Bibliography: 2007". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 521–543. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

James, Nick (2008). "Norman Mailer". Sight and Sound (3 ed.). 18: 41.

K. D. (January 2008). "Mailer, Norman". Current Biography. p. 96.

Kaufmann, Donald (2008). "Norman Mailer in 'God's Attic'". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 298-312. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

Kennedy, Eugene (2008). "You are Too Healthy for the World". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 498–501. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

Leeds, Barry (2008). "He Was a Fighter: Boxing in Norman Mailer's Life and Work". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 385–395. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

Lennon, J. Michael (2008). "Abbreviations for Works of Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 518–519. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

— (2008). "Abbreviations for Works of Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 270–271. Retrieved 2021-07-23.

— (2008). "Norman Mailer, First Editions, 1948 – 2007". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 515–517. Retrieved 2021-07-23.

Lockwood, Brad (November 14, 2008). "John Buffalo Mailer: A Brooklyn Jew with Cowboys in Arkansas". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Web.

— (September 23, 2008). "Missing Norman: At Home with Norris Mailer". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Web.

Martinelli, Robbin A. (2008). "Mailer's Song". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 507–511. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Matton, Kevin (2008). "That's Not Writing—That's Hyping". Common Review. 6 (4): 20–29. This article focuses on the non-fiction novels of Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, including In Cold Blood and The Armies of the Night.

McLemee, Scott (2008). "The Last Page". Dissent. 55 (2): 128. This article discusses Norman Mailer’s involvement with the political magazine Dissent, including service on its editorial board.

Morrow, Lance (January 2008). "Sound and Fury". Smithsonian. pp. 94–100. Retrieved 2021-07-24. The article examines the impact of Norman Mailer’s personal and political life on his writing, with particular attention to The Armies of the Night and Miami and the Siege of Chicago.

Morrow, Stephan (2008). "The Unknown and the General". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 272–297. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Neyfakh, Leon (November 7, 2008). "Random House Outbid on Norman Mailer Bio; Simon & Schuster Pays Over Half a Million". New York Observer. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Norris, K. D. (2008). "Exhuming Mailer's America". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 478–482. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Ou, Hua’en (2008). "Assault Instinct and Humanity Alienation: On Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead". Foreign Literature Studies. 30 (1).

Pantano, Daniele (2008). "Mailer at the Théâtre Du Grand Guignol". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 512. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Piazza, Tom (2008). "Citizen Mailer". Columbia Journalism Review. 47 (4): 52–56. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Frank, Rich (May 29, 2008). "How to Cover an Election". New York Review of Books. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2021-07-24. The article examines Norman Mailer’s coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions for Harper’s magazine as well as his nonfiction account of convention events in Miami and the Siege of Chicago.

Ricks, Christopher (2008). "Norman Mailer: The Executioner's Song". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 483–493. Retrieved 2021-07-24. Rpt from London Review of Books 2.4 (1980): pp. 9–10.

Rodwan Jr., John G. (2008). "Fighters and Writers". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 396–406. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Roth, Philip (2008). "[Norman Mailer, from Exit Ghost]". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 224. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Salamon, Jeff (September 7, 2008). "Old Socks and Grimy Laptops: Ransom Center Reveals All!". Austin-American Statesman (Sunday ed.). p. J05.

Sipiora, Phillip (2008). "Norman Mailer, Metaphysician at Work". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 502–506. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

— (2008). "Ventriloquist Extraordinaire: Norman Mailer's Interrogative Voices". VSESVIT. 3. VSESVIT, founded in 1925, is a Ukranian monthly literary journal that publishes exclusive translations of world classics and contemporary works of literature.

"Southern Vermont Writer Published in Mailer Review". Bennington Banner. October 18, 2008. p. 1B.

Stephens, Joe (November 11, 2008). "The FBI's 15-Year Campaign to Ferret Out Norman Mailer". The Washington Post (suburban ed.). p. C08.

Stratton, Richard (2008). "Norman Mailer, Metaphysician at Work". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 313–317. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Whalen-Bridge, John (2008). "'Their Humor Annoyed Him': Cavalier Wit and Sympathy for the Devil in The Castle in the Forest". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 318–329. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

Wilson, Andrew (2008). Norman Mailer: An American Aesthetic. Oxford: Peter Lang. Contents: A study of Norman Mailer’s fiction and documentary novels from 1948 – 1991, including an analysis of prose voice, literary technique, narrative structure and characterization. Contains an in-depth account of the ‘second civil war’ trilogy The Armies of the Night, Miami and the Siege of Chicago and Of a Fire on the Moon, Mailer’s demonstrations against the Vietnam War, his run-ins with the Women’s Liberation movement, and occasional clashes with other American writers of the period. Covers Mailer’s contribution to American Naturalism, New Journalism and Faction literature.

Book Reviews

Berman, Paul (August 24, 2008). "Mailer's Great American Meltdown". The New York Times Book Review. 24 (late ed.). p. 27. Retrieved 2021-07-07. Rev. of Miami and the Siege of Chicago, by Norman Mailer.

Duncan, Emma (2008). "On God: An Uncommon Conversation". Library Journal. 133 (11): 104. Rev. of On God: An Uncommon Conversation, by Norman Mailer.

Feinstein, Elaine (March 8, 2008). "An Encounter with the Great Novelist". The Daily Telegraph. London. p. 25. Rev. of On God: An Uncommon Conversation, by Norman Mailer

Frank, Thomas (2008). "The Naked and the Daft". Artform International. 15 (3): 9–11. Retrieved 2021-07-07. Rev. of Miami and the Siege of Chicago, by Norman Mailer, Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, by Douglas E. Schoen, and The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream, by John Zogby.

Obituaries, Retrospectives, and Tributes

Abercrombie, Neil (2008). "Norman Mailer: Ambush at the Center". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 55–58.

Ali, Lonnie (2008). "A Tribute to Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 63–64.

Alson, Peter (2008). "One More for the Road". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 26–27.

Andriani, Lynn (2008). "Norman Mailer: A Prolific to the End". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 67–68. Rpt. of — (November 19, 2007). "A Prolific Life to the End". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2021-07-07.

Begiebing, Robert J. (2008). "Mailer on the Eve of Ancient Evenings: A Memory in Six Parts". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 69–76.

Bernstein, Mashey (2008). "My Friend, Norman". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 77–79.

Bowers, John (2008). "Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 80–84.

Brown, Tina (2008). "Tribute to Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 20–21.

Bryer, Jackson R. (2008). "A Generous Man". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 85–86.

Busa, Christopher (2008). "This is a Town Worth Digging in and Fighting For". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 87–97.

Cappell, Ezra. "Norman Mailer: A Man of Letters Inspired by the People of the Book". Forward. Retrieved 2021-07-25. Rpt. in The Mailer Review 2 (1): 97–99.

Centrello, Gina (2008). "Remembering Norman Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 13–14.

Cohen, Patricia (April 10, 2008). "At Tribute, Mailer Children Recall a Family Man". New York Times. p. 7. Retrieved 2021-07-25.

DeLillo, Don (2008). "The Writer in Opposition". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 49–50.

Doctorow, E. L. (2008). "Two Notes on Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 100–102.

Dunham, Laura Adams (2008). "Entangled Minds: Forty Years of Encountering Mailer". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 103–110.

Ebershoff, David (2008). "Mailer Remembered". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 53–54.

Fisher, Ivan (2008). "A Night at Elaine's". The Mailer Review. 2 (1): 59.

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