Sunday, November 11, 2007

Norman Mailer is Dead... and he's Pissed!

In other Orgone news, novelist, pugilist, Reich-enthusiast, and two-fisted tough guy of letters Norman Mailer is dead at 84. I can't say much about Mailer- I've only read The Deer Park, and I thought it was pretty stiff. On the other hand, Mailer fans have generally told me, ''Yeah, The Deer Park is pretty lousy. What you need to read are The Executioner's Song, The Naked and the Dead, or An American Dream.'' I did read some of his later essays, in which he seemed to be fighting with about half of the general population, and a number of essays about his books. But, otherwise, I'm out of the loop.

Anybody read much of Mailer?

Mailer's interview with the Paris Review is here.

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