The Naked and the Dead is a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer.It was partly based on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1958. This novel was Mailer's first best seller, published when he was 25 years old; it was the first popular novel about World War II.Author: Norman Mailer. Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor, and liberal political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948 and brought him early and wide renown.Children: 9, including Kate, Michael, Stephen, and John.
When answering the question “Can bad people be great writers?” there is perhaps no better subject to consider than Norman Mailer, whose first novel The Naked and the Dead was published on this day 66 years ago. During his life, Mailer published more than 30 books, won two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, and found his place in the cannon as one of America’s great authors.Author: Michelle King. Mar 19, 2014 · Another has suggested that Mailer’s book should be compared with James Jones’ The Thin Red Line. This is a good comparison and it is a judgement call as to which is the better. Whatever the inspirations and the other War in the Pacific books. I liked The Naked and the Dead.4.4/5(4).
The Naked and the Dead is Norman Mailer’s best novel and it is the best American book about war. The Naked and the Dead is a merciless and extremely graphic novel 3.9/5. Nov 13, 2007 · Mailer at home in Brooklyn Heights. having established his credentials with his second-world-war novel The Naked and the Dead, Mailer marched with draft-resisters and wrote about it in The Author: Joan Smith.