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Good Times for Mailer Studies

Good Times for Mailer Studies “As I wrote in my Reflections column for this issue, times are good for Mailer Studies,” Sipiora said. “This is borne out by Lennon’s book and my own along with the 2012 TASCHEN book by Larry Schiller, the Criterion Collection of Mailer’s four films and Donald Kaufmann’s book, Norman Mailer:…

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On the heels of a very favorable review of the book in The New York Times, by Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, who anointed it as “a glorious biography,” the USF community enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet Lennon. The author was hosted by the USF Department of English for a discussion and book-signing yesterday in the Marshall Student…

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Fall Arts Preview: Top 10 Books

Fall Arts Preview: Top 10 Books The New York Observer lists its top ten books for this fall, including both Norman Mailer: A Double Life and Mind of an Outlaw. Congrats to Mike and Phil! Norman Mailer: A Double LifeBy J. Michael Lennon(Simon & Schuster, Oct. 15) Norman Mailer gets a massive critical reassessment at the hands of journalist (and…

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As America’s foremost public intellectual, Norman Mailer was a ubiquitous presence in our national life—on the airwaves and in print—for more than sixty years. With his supple mind and pugnacious persona, he engaged society more than any other writer of his generation. The trademark Mailer swagger is very much in evidence in these pages as…