Norman Mailer Books to Be Reissued

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Author Norman Mailer poses next to a ship's engine room telegraph at his home in Columbia Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., May 30, 1969.

Random House is launching a multi-year program to bring the Pulitzer Prize–winning author back into print, and to introduce the Armies of the Night and The Executioner’s Song novelist to a younger generation. Thirteen titles in Norman Mailer’s catalog were released as e-books on Tuesday, and the hard-to-find classics Tough Guys Don’t Dance and Ancient Evenings, both now available in digital form, will be released in new paperback editions in January 2014. Also on the way in 2014 are The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer and Mailer’s final two works written before his death in 2007, The Castle in the Forest and On God. Mind of an Outlaw, a new edition of Mailer’s essays with an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, will be available on October 15.