Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
Mailer on Mailer, a 90-minute documentary that originally aired on PBS, is based on an exclusive and extensive interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer. Viewers will learn about his personal life -- his childhood in Brooklyn, education at Harvard, years in the Army, as well as his multiple marriages, divorces, and nine children -- and about his stellar literary career. The program features discussions of many of Mailer's books, including The Naked and the Dead, The Deer Park, The American Dream, Why Are We in Vietnam?, Barbary Shore, The Armies of the Night, The Executioner's Song, Ancient Evenings, Tough Guys Don't Dance, and Harlot's Ghost.
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