November 10, 2007

R.I.P.

Norman Mailer dead at age 84 (Dan Cryer and Aileen Jacobson, 11/10/2007, Newsday)


Norman Mailer, the author whose name was synonymous with literary celebrity in the second half of the 20th Century, died Saturday at the age of 84.

While the Brothers Judd are not fans, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Stephen Judd at November 10, 2007 3:54 PM
Comments

Ages ago I read An American Dream, which I remember mainly for its strong emphasis on the sense of smell.

Posted by: PapayaSF at November 10, 2007 11:02 PM

Roger Kimball's summation of Mailer the man and the writer is essential reading.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 11, 2007 12:37 PM
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