Today the literary world mourns the passing of one of the greats, Norman Kingsley Mailer. Mailer was known for a great many works; he received the Pulitzer prize twice, the National Book Award once, and just two years ago was awarded the Medal For Distinguished Contributions To American Letters. Some of his many works include "The Naked And The Dead", his first big novel that launched his name throughout the American conscious, a tale of Mailer's experience in World War II; "An American Dream"; "Armies Of The Night";"Of A Fire On The Moon"; "Ancient Evenings"; "The Executioner's Song"; and his most recent, "The Castle In The Forest" a story of Adolf Hitler's childhood, as seen through the eyes of a demon.
Norman Mailer was 84 years old and died following a lung surgery in New York City. You will be missed, sir.
"There are two kinds of brave men: those who are brave by the grace of nature, and those who are brave by an act of will." - Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
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