The Great American Novel Buried in Norman Mailer’s Letters Mailer may well be best remembered as an author of essays, but the novel was his touchstone. The letters show how he got sidetracked.
Letters of Note: Don’t ever call me a liberal Today would have been the 90th birthday of Norman Mailer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and journalist who also happened to write some enormously entertaining letters in his lifetime. Below are just three of the many thousands.
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The latest from Mike Lennon: The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.
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…