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The Mailer Review

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The Mailer Review
Edited byPhillip Sipiora
Publication details
The Norman Mailer Society; the University of South Florida English Department (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Mail. Rev.
OCLC no.86175502

The Mailer Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 2007 by the Norman Mailer Society and edited at the University of South Florida's Department of English. The purpose of the journal is to maintain the legacy of eponym Norman Mailer. The Review publishes original scholarship, book reviews, fiction, poetry, tributes, bibliographies, and interviews. Contributors have included Norman Mailer, Don DeLillo, William Kennedy, J. Michael Lennon, Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Schiller.

The founder and editor is Phillip Sipiora of USF. The journal is published annually in the fall.


During the fourth annual conference in Provincetown (October 12–14, 2006), the membership voted to establish the brainchild of Phillip Sipiora, The Mailer Review, co-sponsored by the University of South Florida and edited by Sipiora and co-edited by Gerald Lucas and Michael L. Shuman.[1][2][3] It was originally proposed to publish twice a year and contain "objective articles, including scholarly, biographical, bibliographical and cultural essays [by] a wide range of writers and views".[4] The Review "contains a broad range of expertly edited essays, reviews, memoirs, documentary material, and a number of heretofore unpublished short works by Mailer, [and] is a major contributor to Mailer's legacy".[5] J. Michael Lennon, then the Society's president, said the journal will realize the Society's goal to produce "something that is going to be relevant and accessible".[6]

The inaugural issue of Review arrived on newsstands on October 18, 2007. Since, the Review has published one volume annually for a total of ten in 2017.[5] Dwight Garner called the premiere issue of the Review a "fascinating testament to Mailer's headlong life."[7] Recent issues of the Review have included never-before-published short stories from Norman Mailer's archive at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.[8][9]

No impact factor is provided for the Review by Clarivate. No article in the Review had been listed by Google Scholar since 2017.

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  1. ^ Walker, Kevin (February 12, 2007). "Bull's-Eye". The Tampa Tribune. Bay Life, p. 1, 6–7. USF scores a coup with an agreement to publish a literary journal linked with iconic author Norman Mailer.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ "A New Journal for Mailer Studies". The Norman Mailer Society. May 18, 2007. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  3. ^ Melendez, Barbara (October 23, 2013). "All About Mailer". University of South Florida. News. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  4. ^ Walker 2007, p. 6.
  5. ^ a b Lennon, J. Michael; Lennon, Donna Pedro (2018). Lucas, Gerald R. (ed.). Norman Mailer: Works and Days (Revised, Expanded ed.). Atlanta, GA: The Norman Mailer Society. p. xiii. ISBN 978-1-7326519-0-6.
  6. ^ Walker 2007, p. 7.
  7. ^ Garner, Dwight (October 18, 2007). "The Mailer Review". The New York Times. ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  8. ^ Lennon & Lennon 2018, pp. 332, 335, 337, 338.
  9. ^ See volumes 6–10, years 2012–2016, on the bibliography under short stories.

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