Saturday, November 10, 2007

[Author Obit] Norman Mailer, 1923-2007


"(CNN) -- Norman Mailer, the outspoken writer whose prize-winning works made him a towering figure on the American stage for more than 50 years, is dead. He was 84.

Mailer died about 4:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, his literary executor, J. Michael Lennon, said.

Author of The Naked and the Dead, The Armies of the Night and The Executioner's Song, Mailer was probably the most famous of the generation of writers who came of age after World War II -- he was certainly the most colorful, and most pugnaciously so.

He wrote constantly: novels, screenplays, articles (he was a key figure in the 'New Journalism' movement of the 1960s), poems, polemics. He co-founded the Village Voice. He was married six times."

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