Beginning with The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer published several works that cross the conventional boundaries of fiction and nonfiction: a “novel biography,” Marilyn; a “true life novel,” The Executioner’s Song; and an “imaginary memoir,” Of Women and Their Elegance. Because of his sophisticated handling of style, structure, point of view, and characterization, many of Mailer’s works of journalism and reportage approach the novel’s complexity of language and form; examples include Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968 (1969), Of a Fire on the Moon (1970), The Prisoner of Sex (1971), St. George and the Godfather (1972), and The Fight (1975). His essays, interviews, short stories, poems, and drawings have been collected in Advertisements for Myself (1959), Deaths for the Ladies and Other Disasters (1962), The Presidential Papers (1963), Cannibals and Christians (1966), The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer (1967), The Idol and the Octopus: Political Writings on the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1968), Existential Errands (1972), Pieces and Pontifications (1982), Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings (2003), The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America (2006; with John Buffalo Mailer), and On God: An Uncommon Conversation (2007; with Michael Lennon). His work in drama and literary criticism appears in The Deer Park: A Play (pb. 1967) and Genius and Lust: A Journey Through the Major Writings of Henry Miller (1976).