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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 November 10, 2007) was a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning American author.

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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 November 10, 2007) was a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning American author.


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* EatingTheEyeCandy: In his {{Biography}} of Creator/MarilynMonroe ''Marilyn: a biography'' he writes about how she liked liked to go to Muscle Beach in Santa Monica on very hot days to watch the [[BriefsBoasting Speedo-clad]] [[MuscleBeachBum muscle boys]] [[Workoutfanservice lift weights]] and demonstrate their various feats of strength when their [[WalkingShirtlessScene half-naked bodies]] were covered with sweat.

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: In his {{Biography}} of Creator/MarilynMonroe ''Marilyn: a biography'' he writes about how she liked liked to go to Muscle Beach in Santa Monica on very hot days to watch the [[BriefsBoasting Speedo-clad]] [[MuscleBeachBum muscle boys]] [[Workoutfanservice [[WorkoutFanservice lift weights]] and demonstrate their various feats of strength when their [[WalkingShirtlessScene half-naked bodies]] were covered with sweat.

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: In his {{Biography}} of Creator/MarilynMonroe ''Marilyn: a biography'' he writes about how she liked liked to go to Muscle Beach in Santa Monica on very hot days to watch the [[BriefsBoasting Speedo-clad]] [[MuscleBeachBum muscle boys]] [[Workoutfanservice lift weights]] and demonstrate their various feats of strength when their [[WalkingShirtlessScene half-naked bodies]] were covered with sweat.
* InformedJudaism: Creator/MarilynMonroe's conversion to the faith in ''Marilyn: a biography''.


Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning American author.

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Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007) (January 31, 1923 November 10, 2007) was a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning American author.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: In his nonfiction works. In ''The Armies of the Night'', he referred to himself as "Mailer" and in ''The Fight'' as "Norman".


He once knocked over Creator/GoreVidal with a headbutt. Vidal had just compared him to UsefulNotes/CharlesManson at the time. [[note]] Of course, Vidal being [[DeadpanSnarker Vidal,]] Gore would remark about the exchange: "Words fail Norman Mailer yet again." [[/note]]

His most famous work included ''The Naked and the Dead,'' ''The Executioner's Song'' and ''Armies of the Night.''

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He once knocked over Creator/GoreVidal with a headbutt. Vidal had just compared him to UsefulNotes/CharlesManson at the time. [[note]] Of course, Vidal being [[DeadpanSnarker Vidal,]] Gore would remark about the exchange: "Words fail Norman Mailer yet again." [[/note]]

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His most famous work included ''The Naked and the Dead,'' ''The Executioner's Song'' and ''Armies of the Night.''
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!!Other appearances by Mailer in media:
* ''Film/WhenWeWereKings'': Mailer covered the UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli-George Foreman 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight fight, and actually wrote a book about it. In this documentary of the fight he is one of the most prominent TalkingHeads.

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* {{Anorgasmia}}: In the short story "The Time Of Her Time" Sergius to make Denise experience orgasm, because she never could do so before. Eventually he [[spoiler:sodomizes her and calls her "a dirty little Jew", which causes her to climax after all]].

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* {{Anorgasmia}}: In the short story "The Time Of Her Time" Sergius tries to make Denise experience orgasm, because she never could do so before. Eventually he [[spoiler:sodomizes her and calls her "a dirty little Jew", which causes her to climax after all]].



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* BigApplesauce: In 1955, was one of the founders of the independent newspaper ''The Village Voice.''


He once knocked over Creator/GoreVidal with a headbutt. Vidal had just compared him to UsefulNotes/CharlesManson at the time.

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He once knocked over Creator/GoreVidal with a headbutt. Vidal had just compared him to UsefulNotes/CharlesManson at the time.
time. [[note]] Of course, Vidal being [[DeadpanSnarker Vidal,]] Gore would remark about the exchange: "Words fail Norman Mailer yet again." [[/note]]



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* {{Anorgasmia}}: In the short story "The Time Of Her Time" Sergius to make Denise experience orgasm, because she never could do so before. Eventually he [[spoiler:sodomizes her and calls her "a dirty little Jew", which causes her to climax after all]].



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* ''Literature/TheNakedAndTheDead''

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