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Now you can own some of his favorite things!

The Brooklyn Paper

You’ll never be able to write like Norman Mailer — but you may be able to own his ballpoint pen — and hundreds of other items that occupy his Brooklyn Heights home. Here are some of the highlights:

Books! Mailer’s voluminous library, which he carefully culled and edited, a necessity since he was routinely sent books from authors eager to have his name on their book jacket. Authors run the gamut, from D.H. Lawrence to Kobo Abe.

Music! A Wurlitzer jukebox that Mailer gave his sixth wife Norris Church one Christmas. Artists include Bob Dylan, Fats Domino, and the Slewfoot Five.

Ceramics! Two cobalt blue Chinese dogs, standing silent guard over their domain.

Art! Artwork by Norris Church, and Mailer's daughter Maggie cover the walls and might be for sale. A haunting Kabuki-style sculpture may also be up for grabs.

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