Lipton's, A Marijuana Journal
Norman Mailer, J. Michael Lennon, Gerald R. Lucas, Susan Mailer
- 360 Pages
- May 21, 2024
- ISBN: 9781956763874
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
The final previously unpublished work from two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the National Book Award, Norman Mailer.
Norman Mailer is one of America's most consequential public intellectuals of the postwar period. He cofounded the Village Voice, and he was the author of twelve novels, among them The Naked and the Dead and Harlot’s Ghost, as well as numerous works of nonfiction. He is truly one of the giants of American literature.
Lipton's, A Marijuana Journal is the only work by Norman Mailer that has not been published previously. Written between 1954-55, from December to March, it contains many ideas he would develop in his later work. The journal includes daily musings, as well as thoughts profound. It is a must-read for Norman Mailer scholars, as well as literature professors.
Lipton’s, A Marijuana Journal also includes never before published letters between Robert Lindner (author of Rebel Without a Cause, Prescription for a Reberllion, and The 50 Minute Hour) and Norman Mailer. They introduce the reader to Mailer’s state of mind during the time he was writing the journal and to the unique relationship he had with Dr. Lindner.
J. Michael Lennon, emeritus professor of English at Wilkes University and chair of the editorial board of the Mailer Review, is the author or editor of several books about Norman Mailer, including his monumental authorized biography, Norman Mailer: A Double Life; Selected Letters of Norman Mailer; and On God: An Uncommon Conversation, coauthored with Mailer. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, New York Review of Books, New York, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Times Literary Supplement, Provincetown Arts, Hippocampus, and Mailer Review. He teaches in the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University, which he cofounded in 2005. He lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Gerald R. Lucas is a professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, the vice president of the Norman Mailer Society, and the editor of Project Mailer. He co-edited Norman Mailer: Works and Days (2018), serves as the online editor of the Mailer Review, publishes regularly at the intersection of media and literary studies, and is an active Wikipedian. He lives in central Georgia with his wife and two sons.
Susan Mailer is Norman Mailer’s first child. She lived between New York and Mexico during her childhood and adolescence. She attended Barnard College and got an M.A. in clinical Psychology at the National University of Mexico. She trained as a psychoanalyst in Chile at the Chilean Psychoanalytic Association and has her private practice in Santiago where she supervises and teaches. In 2019 her memoir In Another Place, with and without my father Norman Mailer was published. In October 2022, after self-translating the book, it was published in Chile by Penguin/Random House-Chile. Her psychoanalytic articles have been published in Latin American Journals as well as in the United States. Other pieces have been published by the Norman Mailer Review. She has been on the board of the Norman Mailer Society since 2015.