I am pleased to inform you that we are well along in preparing the 2013 issue. The forthcoming issue will also include a significant number of poignant essays related to the work of Norman Mailer. We will also include reviews by James Toback and Gary D. Rhodes of Norman Mailer’s four films, recently released by Criterion. Further, we continue other standard sections of the Review such as Classic Interpretation, Creative Works, and the Annual Bibliography of books and articles related to Norman Mailer.
A selected list of forthcoming articles include “The Father and Son of American Realism: The Second Acts of Dreiser and Mailer “ (Jerome Loving), “Brooklyn Accents and the Paradox of Ambition in Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller” (Mark Noonan), “The Life of Norman Mailer: A Conversation with J. Michael Lennon,” “Mailer and Solzhenitsyn: Arbiters of History” (Victor Peppard), Genre and Dialogical Theory: Bakhtin and The Executioner’s Song,” (Joseph Comprone), “Writing from the Center and From the Periphery of the Culture: Norman Mailer and Don DeLillo” (Paul Regnier), “Cultural Rivals: Mailer, Fitzgerald, Lewis” (Donald L. Kaufmann), “Norman Mailer in China: Criticism and Translation” (Hujun Ren), “Into Darkness: Teaching Norman Mailer” (Gerald Lucas), “Mailer’s Boxing Journalism” (Ronald K. Fried), “Mailer’s Tough Guys: Novelist Invites His Characters to Dance” (Christopher Busa), “Dreams, Death and Bottle-Break: Modernist Ethnopoetics and the Beatnik Quest for Ascesis” (Raj Chandarlapaty), and “Prophesying the News: Norman Mailer’s Journalism,” (Carolyn Yalkut). Our six previous issues have been met with widespread critical acclaim and I am hopeful that the forthcoming volume will generate a similar response. The 2013 issue will be in the mail to you the week of October 14th.
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Editor, The Mailer Review