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Famous People – Norman Mailer

Posted by quotes on April 19, 2007

Famous People – Norman Mailer

“There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.”
— Norman Mailer

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Norman Mailer
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Norman Mailer, Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923) is an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, but which covers the essay to the nonfiction novel. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from The National Book Foundation.

Mailer was born to a Jewish family in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was brought up in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Boys’ High School and attended Harvard University in 1939, where he studied aeronautical engineering. He is a former member of the Harvard Advocate. At the university, he became interested in writing and published his first story when he was 18. Mailer was drafted into the Army in World War II and served in the South Pacific. In 1948, just before enrolling in the Sorbonne in Paris, he wrote a book that made him world-famous: The Naked and the Dead, based on his personal experiences during World War II. It was hailed by many as one of the best American novels to come out of the war years and named one of the “100 best novels in English language” by the Modern Library.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Mailer

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