The following is an excerpt from The Mailer Review Volume 2 of Robert J. Begiebing and Philip Bufithis’ essay. They begin:
Mailer’s nonfiction has been honored with praises and prizes. One might sensibly argue that it contributed to a revolution in the consciousness of his time. But his fiction is still a matter of vigorous debate, and theMailer Question persists. Simply put: How good are his novels? Two Mailer scholars having drinks and dinner two years ago in Provincetown discussed the Question.
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