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  • emThe Castle in the Forestem
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    The Castle in the Forest

    Norman Mailer was interviewed by David Ulin about his book, The Castle in the Forest: A Novel, published by Random House. This work of historical fiction focuses on Adolph Hitler’s…

  • emOswalds Tale An American Mysteryem
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    Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery

    Mr. Mailer discussed his book, Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery, published by Random House. It examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald after he defected to the Soviet Union at the age of…

  • emThe Big Emptyem
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    The Big Empty

    Norman Mailer and his son, John Buffalo Mailer, talked about their book The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker and Bad Conscience in America,…

  • Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview
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    Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview

    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gunter Grass and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer discussed their life and work with novelist Andrew O’Hagan on stage before an audience. Gunter Grass and then Norman…

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

  • 2005 National Book Awards Ceremony
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    2005 National Book Awards Ceremony

    The National Book Foundation presented the 56th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Garrison Keillor emceed the…

  • emThe Spooky Art  Some Thoughts on Writingem
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    The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing

    Mr. Mailer talked about his book The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing, published by Random House. He talked with author and critic Carol Muske-Dukes about writing, writers, and his own…

  • An Evening with Norman Mailer
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    An Evening with Norman Mailer

    Mr. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, read from his work and, with often humorous remarks, talked about his career as an author. He also commented on terrorist attacks on the U.S.…

  • Rounding Sex Gate
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    Rounding Sex Gate

    Mr. Mailer talked about his article “Rounding Sex Gate,” which was printed recently in the London Observer. The article focused on the current allegations that President Clinton had an affair…