Mailer, Norman

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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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referencedIn P. J. Capelotti Papers, 1941-2000, (bulk 1960-1984) University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Reinhold Niebuhr Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1930-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1932?-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn New World Writing records, 1952-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive, Bulk, 1973-2000, 1960-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Reynolds Price Papers, bulk, 1927-2010 and undated, 1956-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ann Charters Papers., 1966-1982. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn William Bronk Papers, 1908-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers, (bulk, 1919-1993 and undated, 1950-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Esquire correspondence concerning The question of Ezra Pound, 1957 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John W. Aldridge papers, 1942-2006, 1950-2000 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Michigan Quarterly Review Records, 1968-2007 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Nathan Halper Papers, 1923-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Denise Levertov papers from the estate of Mitchell Goodman, circa 1952-1985 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sheldon Herman Ramsdell papers, 1955-1996. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency records, 1964- 1992. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Richard Volney Chase Papers, ca.1930-1984. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Alix Jeffry additional papers, 1935-1993. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1872, 1932-1997 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Sarah Elbert papers, 1968-1976. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Records of the Harvard Advocate, 1866-1981. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Department of Communication (University of Michigan) records, 1926-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Mailer, Norman. Manuscript of The Deer Park, 1955 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Mailer, Norman, 1923-. The Greatest thing in the world : short story, 1940 February 8, 9. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Don Carpenter papers, 1950-1993 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Al Silverman Papers, 1951-2003 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Jules Feiffer Papers, 1919-1995, (bulk 1950-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ben Sonnenberg Papers, 1956-2010 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Novel Prologue Draft of Norman Mailer, 195-?; before 1964. University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Clyde Edgerton Papers, 1918-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn William Wolf film & theater interview collection sound recordings, 1972-1988 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. III, 1950-2000 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Stein and Day Publisher Records, 1963-1988 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Photographs: Index. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Targ Editions Archive, 1953-1994 (Bulk 1979-1985) Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Dial Press records, 1924-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Bronk, William. person
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associatedWith Charters, Ann. person
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associatedWith Davis, Philip J., 1923- person
associatedWith Dial Press. corporateBody
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associatedWith Halper, Nathan. person
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associatedWith Ramsdell, Sheldon, 1935-1996 person
associatedWith Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944 person
associatedWith Ronald Hobbs Literary Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Sarah Elbert. person
associatedWith Silverman, Al person
associatedWith Sonnenberg, Ben. person
associatedWith Stein and Day Publishers. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Department of Communications. corporateBody
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associatedWith Wolf, William person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
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