诺曼·梅勒:又一颗美国文坛巨星殒落!

野马导言:2007年11月10日,因患急性肾功能衰竭,美国文坛的斗士,一位极具争议的作家,诺曼·梅勒在美国的西奈山医院阖然辞世,享年84岁。在此简略整理一些相关的英文资料作为纪念


Norman Mailer, Towering Writer With Matching Ego, Dies at 84

Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and often outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger than any writer of his generation, died today in Manhattan. He was 84.

He died of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital early this morning, his family said.Mr. Mailer burst on the scene in 1948 with “The Naked and the Dead,” a partly autobiographical novel about World War II, and for the next six decades he was rarely far From the center stage. He published more than 30 books, including novels, biographies and works of nonfiction, and twice won the Pulitzer Prize: for “The Armies of the Night” (1968), which also won the National Book Award, and “The Executioner’s Song” (1979).

He also wrote, directed, and acted in several low-budget movies, helped found The Village Voice and for many years was a regular guest on television talk shows, Where he could reliably be counted on to make oracular pronouncements and deliver provocative opinions, sometimes coherently and sometimes not.

Mr. Mailer belonged to the old literary school that regarded novel writing as a heroic enterprise undertaken by heroic characters with egos to match.

He was also the least shy and risk-averse of writers.

Mr. Mailer was a tireless worker who at his death was writing a sequel to his 2007 novel, “The Castle in the Forest.” If some of his books, written quickly and under financial pressure, were not as good as he had hoped, none of them were forgettable or without his distinctive stamp. And if he never quite succeeded in bringing off what he called “the big one” – the Great American Novel – it was not for want of trying.

Along the way, he transformed American journalism by introducing to nonfiction writing some of the techniques of the novelist and by placing at the center of his reporting a brilliant, flawed and larger-than-life character who was none other than Norman Mailer himself.

诺曼·梅勒主要作品列表

小说类

  • The Naked and the Dead. New York: Rinehart, 1948.
  • Barbary Shore. New York: Rinehart, 1951.
  • The Deer Park. New York: Putnam’s, 1955.
  • An American Dream. New York: Dial, 1965.
  • The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer. New York: Dell, 1967.
  • Why are we in Vietnam? New York: Putnam’s, 1967.
  • Of Women and Their Elegance. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1980
  • Ancient Evenings. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.
  • Tough Guys Don’t Dance. New York: Random House, 1984.
  • Harlot’s Ghost. New York: Random House, 1991.
  • The Gospel According To The Son. New York: Random House, 1997.
  • The Castle in the Forest. New York: Random House, 2007.

纪实类

  • The White Negro. San Francisco: City Lights, 1957.
  • Advertisements for Myself. New York: Putnam’s, 1959.
  • The Presidential Papers.New York: Putnam, 1963.
  • Cannibals and Christians. New York: Dial, 1966.
  • Armies of the Night. New York: New American Library, 1968.
  • Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. New York: New American Library, 1968.
  • Of a Fire on the Moon. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969.
  • The Prisoner of Sex. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.
  • St. George and The Godfather. New York: Signet Classics, 1972.
  • Marilyn. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1973.
  • The Faith of Graffiti. New York: Praeger, 1974.
  • The Fight. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1975.
  • The Executioner’s Song. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1979.
  • Pieces and Pontifications. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982.
  • Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man: An Interpretative Biography. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995.
  • Oswald’s Tale:An American Mystery. New York: Random House, 1996.
  • Why Are We At War?. New York: Random House, 2003.
  • The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing. New York: Random House, 2003.

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