What Should Readers Make?
An anonymous writer for The Economist asks “What should readers make of Norman Mailer’s life and work?” and attempts to supply an answer.
The books resemble their author: flawed, unpredictable, grandiose and often overblown, sometimes noxious. Yet their range is remarkable. He published more than 40 and tried a different style in each.
While critical, the article nevertheless testifies to Mailer’s continuing legacy.