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Another Round with Norman Mailer

Another Round with Norman Mailer

Writing in the Jewish Review of Books, Jesse Tisch offers a comprehensive overview of Mailer's life and career with emphasis on his Jewishness. Tisch writes:

Sampling Mailer’s biographies feels like reading a mythical fable: a creature of vast energy and ambition, a great, unchained life force. “I’m a catalyst—I set loose forces,” Mailer once said. “If I’m not right, I’ll set loose terrible forces.” Such amazing creativity. Such awesome destruction. What a spectacle. Impossible to ignore.

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Another Round with Norman Mailer - Jewish Review of Books
Norman Mailer had the gift of enlivening everything he touched. And he touched almost everything, from politics to Hollywood to Sports. But his Jewish novel stayed in the drawer.