Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Castle in the Forest
Norman Mailer


This was Mailers first major work of fiction in more than a decade, and published in the year he died. It is a work of stunning originality which explores the evil of Adolf Hitler. A tapestry of unforgettable characters, this work delivers its playful twists and surprises with astonishing insight into the nature of the struggle between good and evil that exists in everyone.

Paperback, 496pp
Random House, 2007 (2007)
ISBN 9780812978490


Born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, NORMAN MAILER was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer for The Executioner’s Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.