Mailer, Norman

(b. 1923)
   US novelist. Mailer first sprang to fame with The Naked and the Dead (1948), a novel of the war in the Pacific. This was followed by Barbary Shore (1951) and The Deer Park (1955). An exhibitionist with a pungent style and radical views, he veered away from the novel to polemical essays, and then to books of reportage and comment on major public questions: Armies in the Night (1967); Miami and the Siege of Chicago (1968); A fire on the Moon (1970); Marilyn (1973); The Executioner’s Song (1979). Mailer’s much- heralded ‘big book’ Ancient Evenings (1983) was not well received by the critics. Since then he has published Tough Guys Don’t Dance (1984) and Harlot’s Ghost (1991). Mailer is detached from his Jewish background and describes himself as a ‘Non-Jewish Jew’.

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  • MAILER, NORMAN — (1923– ), U.S. novelist and essayist. Born in New Jersey, Mailer grew up in New York City and attended Harvard College. His two years with the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II provided him with the background for his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mailer, Norman — born Jan. 31, 1923, Long Branch, N.J., U.S. U.S. novelist. He studied at Harvard University. He drew on his wartime service in the Pacific for his celebrated novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), which established him as one of the major American… …   Universalium

  • Mailer, Norman — ► (n. 1923) Novelista y director de cine estadounidense. Causó honda impresión su primera obra, Los desnudos y los muertos (1948). En sus obras posteriores, los personajes llegan a la locura o a la derrota en el choque con la realidad: El parque… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mailer,Norman — Mail·er (māʹlər), Norman. Born 1923. American writer. Acclaimed for his World War II novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), he established New Journalism with his accounts of political events in the 1960s. Mailer s other works include The Deer Park …   Universalium

  • Mailer, Norman — (b. 1923)    American novelist. He was raised in Brooklyn and studied at Harvard. He published The Naked and the Dead, a novel about war in the Pacific. This was followed by Barbary Shore and The Deer Park. Other works include Armies in the Night …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Mailer, Norman —    см. Мейлер, Норман …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • Mailer, Norman Kingsley — ▪ 2008  American novelist and journalist born Jan. 31, 1923, Long Branch, N.J. died Nov. 10, 2007, New York, N.Y. was best known for using a form of journalism called New Journalism that combines the imaginative subjectivity of literature with… …   Universalium

  • Mailer, Norman Kingsley — (1923 2007)    Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and brought up in Brooklyn, New York, Norman Mailer graduated with a B.S. from Harvard in 1943 and was drafted into the army during World War II. The experience he gained during the war in the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

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  • Norman Mailer — photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1948 Born Norman Kingsley Mailer January 31, 1923(1923 01 31) Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S …   Wikipedia

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