Mailer, Norman

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Birth 1923-01-31
Death 2007-11-10
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Norman Mailer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1923 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from Boys High School, he later graduated from Harvard University. Mailer served two years in Leyte, Luzon and Japan during World War II. In 1948, he produced his first novel, The Naked and the Dead, considered by many critics to be one of the most important novels to emerge from the second world war. Mailer's second novel, Barbary Shore, was described by its author as a "product of intense political preoccupation."

From the guide to the Mailer, Norman. Manuscript of The Deer Park, 1955, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Author of The Naked and the Dead. Harvard University class of 1943. Awarded the 1941 Story Magazine prize for the best short story by a college undergraduate.

From the description of The Greatest thing in the world : short story, 1940 February 8, 9. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122529597

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