Announcing the Mailer Review

The inaugural issue of The Mailer Review contains an excerpt from Mr. Mailer’s unpublished 1942 play, “The Naked and the Dead”; sixteen of his letters from the 1950s; William Kennedy’s address to the 2006 Mailer Society conference; reviews of The Castle in the Forest by Robert Begiebing, Barbara Probst Solomon, Christopher Ricks and Phillip Sipiora; reproductions of a number of Mailer items from the collection of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas-Austin; a memoir by Mr. Mailer’s sister, Barbara Wasserman; an interview by Jeffrey Severs with Mailer’s long-time collaborator, Lawrence Schiller; an excerpt from the unfinished biography of Mailer by the late Robert F. Lucid; several critical essays and a lengthy bibliography. It is 272 pages in length and contains several photographs.