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Gore Vidal

Once I performed in a play with Gore Vidal. It was a one-night performance of Don Juan in Hell, which Norman Mailer directed. Vidal played the Devil, and I...

Ray Bradbury

Like so many great horror writers, Ray Bradbury was utterly without fear. He wasn't scared of optimism or innocence or sentiment. He didn't give a damn if the...

Why Norman Mailer Mattered

"His consolation in those hours when he was most uncharitable to himself is that taken at his very worst he was at least still worthy of being a character in a...

Norman Mailer

He was just 25 when he became abruptly and unmanageably famous. It was 1948, America was looking for its Great War Novel, and there was Norman Mailer, with his...

A Rampancy of Writers

In Manhattan, people are calling it the Rehabilitation of Norman Mailer or, less formally, Norman Goes Legit. Mailer, 62, "embattled aging enfant terrible of the...

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