User:Grlucas/WikiProject Mailer

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The following is a list of articles that exist or are needed about Norman Mailer and his work. Articles are classified by importance (for Mailer Studies) and quality (based on Wikipedia projects' peer reviews). Our goals are to improve the quality of all articles to B-Class or above, especially those listed as Top-Class. Initially, those articles designated as Top-Class will be for texts that are teachable at the undergraduate level.

For new fiction articles, follow the guidelines under WikiProject Novels for organizational structure. For new non-fiction articles, follow the WikiProject Books organizational structure. Updates to current articles should change format to this structure. Both should use the WP:LIT quality scale for grading and revision (or see below).

Novels[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
The Naked and the Dead Top C
Barbary Shore Mid Stub
The Deer Park High Start
An American Dream Top B Often taught. Rated as "stub," but has obviously been improved.
Why Are We in Vietnam? High B Rated as "stub," but has obviously been improved.
A Transit to Narcissus Low -
Of Women and Their Elegance Low Stub
Ancient Evenings Mid C Rated as "stub," but has obviously been improved.
Tough Guys Don't Dance Mid Stub
Harlot's Ghost Mid Stub
The Gospel According to the Son Low Start
The Castle in the Forest Mid C Needs sources.

Essays, Nonfiction Narratives[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
The White Negro Top B Often taught and anthologized.
Advertisements for Myself High C Perhaps individual essays should be highlighted?
The Bullfight Low -
The Armies of the Night Top B Rated as "stub," but has obviously been improved.
Miami and the Siege of Chicago High C Rated as "stub," but has obviously been improved.
Of a Fire on the Moon Mid C
King of the Hill Low -
The Prisoner of Sex Mid - Maybe the need should be High class? There really should be an article.
The Faith of Graffiti Top - Many have shown an interest in teaching.
The Fight Mid Start
Genius and Lust Low -
The Executioner's Song High C Rated as "stub," but it's better than that.
Oswald's Tale Low Stub
Why Are We at War? Mid -

Anthologies, Collections, Miscellanies[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
Deaths for the Ladies (And Other Disasters) Low - Needed? Does anyone teach his poetry?
The Presidential Papers Mid Stub
Cannibals and Christians Mid Stub
The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer Top B See short stories below.
The Idol and the Octopus Low -
The Long Patrol: 25 Years of Writing from the Work of Norman Mailer Low -
Existential Errands Low -
St. George and the Godfather Low -
Some Honorable Men Low -
Pieces and Pontifications Low -
Conversations with Norman Mailer Low -
The Time of Our Time Low -
The Spooky Art Low -
Modest Gifts Low -
The Big Empty Low -
On God Mid -

Biographies[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
Marilyn: A Biography Low Start
Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man Low -

Short Stories[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
"The Time of Her Time" Top C Rated as "C," but is probably a "B."
"The Man Who Studied Yoga" Top B
"The Greatest Thing in the World" High - Very teachable.

Other[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
The Deer Park: A Play Low -
Maidstone: A Mystery Low -

People[edit]

Article Need Quality Rationale Comments
Norman Mailer Top B Needs to be FA class. Should be a top priority. The § "Recurring themes" needs work.
J. Michael Lennon High B Rated as a "stub," but it's clearly in better shape than that.
WikiProject article quality grading scheme