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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...

Books: Independent States of Mind

There are more cheerful places to hold a conference than New York City in mid-January. The winter's coldest weather to date arrived with the delegates and...

Books by the Buddy System

Even if you keep in mind that Norman Mailer will turn 80 in January, you still pause when he puts a hearing aid behind each of those notable ears. "The body is...

Milestones Feb. 25, 2002

ARRAIGNED. JOHN WALKER LINDH, 21, American Taliban accused of aiding al-Qaeda and conspiring to kill Americans; in federal court in Alexandria, Va. Lindh...

BOOKS: NORMAN MAILER: USING THE LORD'S NAME

Jesus of Nazareth was one of history's most powerful and charismatic teachers, but he never published. Until now. That, at any rate, is the premise of Norman...

Books: Norman Mailer, Harlot's Ghost

At first glance Norman Mailer's much anticipated and superhyped new novel beggars description. Saying, for openers, that it is very, very long is like observing...

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