Best Books By Norman Mailer Bibliography

Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923) is an American writer and innovator of the nonfictional novel.


Norman Mailer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was brought up in Brooklyn and began attending Harvard University in 1939. At the university he became interested in writing and published his first story when he was 18.

Mailer enlisted in the army in World War II and served in the South Pacific. In 1948, just before enrolling in the Sorbonne in Paris, he wrote a book that made him world-famous:
The Naked and The Dead, based on his personal experiences during World War II. It was hailed by many as one of the best American novels to come out of the war years.

In the following years, Mailer worked as a scriptwriter in Hollywood. Much of his work was refused by many publishers. But in the mid 1950s he became famous as an anti-establishment essayist. In Pieces such as
The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster (1956) and
Advertisement for Myself (1959), Mailer examined violence, hysteria, crime, and confusion in American society.

Other famous works include:
Why Are We in Vietnam? (1967),
Armies of the Night (1968), (awarded a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award),
Miami and The Siege Of Chicago (1968),
Of a Fire On the Moon (1970),
The Prisoner Of Sex (1971),
The Executioner's Song (1979) (awarded a Pulitzer Prize), and
Harlot's Ghost (1991).

Mailer is also noted as a biographer. His subjects have included Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Norman Mailer has been married six times and has nine children

Norman Mailer
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The Naked and the Dead
byNorman Mailer
3.94 avg rating — 20,663 ratings — published 1948 — 94 editions
The Executioner's Song
byNorman Mailer
4.07 avg rating — 15,789 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
The Fight
byNorman Mailer
4.08 avg rating — 2,939 ratings — published 1971 — 34 editions
An American Dream
byNorman Mailer
3.46 avg rating — 2,857 ratings — published 1965 — 48 editions
The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History
byNorman Mailer
3.66 avg rating — 2,459 ratings — published 1968 — 34 editions
The Castle in the Forest
byNorman Mailer
3.14 avg rating — 2,515 ratings — published 2007 — 46 editions
Tough Guys Don't Dance
byNorman Mailer
3.48 avg rating — 2,251 ratings — published 1984 — 55 editions
Harlot's Ghost
byNorman Mailer
3.87 avg rating — 1,757 ratings — published 1991 — 36 editions
Marilyn
byNorman Mailer
3.78 avg rating — 1,418 ratings — published 1973 — 36 editions
Ancient Evenings
byNorman Mailer
3.40 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 1983 — 32 editions
The Gospel According to the Son
byNorman Mailer
3.20 avg rating — 1,446 ratings — published 1997 — 36 editions
Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
byNorman Mailer
3.86 avg rating — 837 ratings — published 1995 — 21 editions
The Deer Park
byNorman Mailer
3.27 avg rating — 952 ratings — published 1955 — 36 editions
Miami and the Siege of Chicago
byNorman Mailer
3.79 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 1968 — 24 editions
Of a Fire on the Moon
byNorman Mailer
3.82 avg rating — 497 ratings — published 1970 — 35 editions
Advertisements for Myself
byNorman Mailer
3.55 avg rating — 525 ratings — published 1959 — 17 editions
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing
byNorman Mailer
3.67 avg rating — 496 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
Why Are We in Vietnam?
byNorman Mailer
3.34 avg rating — 528 ratings — published 1967 — 19 editions

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