In the Media Politics

“Obscene and Bitter,” Says FBI

Following on the coattails of the FBI’s fifteen-year investigation of Norman Mailer comes their literary critique of his work. With a follow-up story to their report on Hoover’s interest in Mailer, the Washington Post‘s Joe Stephens offers more insight into just what the FBI found out. This week, the FBI’s literary critic described Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago as “obscene and bitter,” running contrary to the reviews of prominent periodicals like the New York Times.
Stephens links to reproductions of these reports. Definitely worth a look.