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Norman Mailer

American writer Norman Mailer was catapulted to fame at 25 with the publication of The Naked and the Dead, a partially autobiographical novel based on his World War II service. He pioneered the use of novelistic techniques in nonfiction works, a style known as New Journalism, and won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for The Armies of the Night. He won his second Pulitzer in 1980 with The Executioner's Song, a novel depicting the events surrounding whose execution? More...
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I've read many of his books. Of course The Naked and the Dead is the best.
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Vit Babenco wrote:
I've read many of his books. Of course The Naked and the Dead is the best.


I agree.









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I've heard of him, but he's not widely known in Australia. I couldn't have named any of his books. Two Pulitzers!

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In 1980, The Executioner's Song—Mailer's novelization of the life and death of murderer Gary Gilmore—won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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my favor writer
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Mailer was a two-fisted fighter on the Hemingway model. He relished intellectual and physical combat [as described in the Today's Birthday article]. Perhaps his most outrageously decent act was running for Mayor of New York City in 1969, in the midst of the city's economic problems, proposing to separate it from the more conventional minded upstate New York and create a 51st state. His slogan was: "Throw the rascals in". He came in fourth of five candidates, but the city truly enjoyed that election.

The Naked and the Dead was the first Mailer book I read and I quickly read every other book he had written up to that time (early 1960s). The last I read was his CIA book Harlot's Ghost, which ended with "To Be Continued", but to my great disappointment, it never was.
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Gary Gilmore
Criminal, Thief, Murderer (1940–1977)


Murder Gary Gilmore was executed by a volunteer firing squad in 1977. His death inspired Norman Mailer’s nonfiction book The Executioner’s Song.

On January 17, 1977, Gilmore was executed by a volunteer firing squad in Utah State prison. He was the first man to be executed in the United States in ten years, and the first after the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty. Since 1977, there have been more than seven hundred executions in the United States. His story was the subject of Norman Mailer's narrative nonfiction account The Executioner's Song.


http://www.biography.com/people/gary-gilmore-11730320
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