Biography

Mike Lennon to the TLS

I don’t wish to prolong the discussion about Norman Mailer’s wartime experience, but as his authorized biographer (forthcoming, Simon and Schuster), I believe I can clarify Clive James’s comments on the matter in his recent letter (July 16). During the last year of the Pacific war, Mailer served in several capacities in the 112th Regimental…

Biography

A Sampling of Letters

The New Yorker published a sampling of letters by Norman Mailer that they call “In the Ring: Grappling with the Twentieth Century“: From his service in the Second World War until not long before his death, last year, Mailer in his correspondence tirelessly addressed the political themes of his time. Here’s a sample, from a…