Chapter 34. Norman Mailer

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Michael K. Glenday board member

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch34

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Glenday, M. K. (2009) Norman Mailer, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch34

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Open University, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead (1948);
  • second novel, Barbary Shore (1951);
  • The Naked and the Dead - war novel without conventional heroes;
  • The Deer Park (1955), Mailer's setting - Desert D' Or, version of mid-century Palm Springs, California;
  • An American Dream - cognitive map of Rojack's mind;
  • Ancient Evenings and Harlot's Ghost;
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance - signs of being a rushed job;
  • prostituting of self in service of an ideological client;
  • The Castle in the Forest - concluding Mailer's lifelong exploration of power systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading