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Norman Mailer (1923-2007), the American author, essayist, journalist, actor, and playwright.

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Why were the soldiers betting with Australian pounds rather than American dollars in "The Naked and the Dead"

At the beginning of the The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer, a few soldiers, including Croft, Wilson, and Gallager, were playing a card game overnight in the hold before landing on the island. But ...
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What does Norman Mailer mean by "touch all the ultimates, and still have it read like speed"?

This is a sentence from Norman Mailer's book The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing. I am stuck on the meanings of the words "ultimates" and "speed", which don't seem to correspond ...
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Does anybody know where the Hemingway reference is located in The Deer Park?

I am rather enamoured by the late Norman Mailer. He wrote a letter to the late Ernest Hemingway in 1955. It is as follows: TO ERNEST HEMINGWAY —because finally after all these years I am ...
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