I had to look him up ..i use www.google
and typed in his name. He was from NYC and now lives in Mass.
He was required reading when I was in college. He has won two Pulitzer's and his bio says "everything but the Nobel." (for Literature)
I had to look up "misogny" that Sleepy threw out.
He was married six times ! The old woman-hater explains he hated the feminists....that they put men down to exalt themselves... which I think was true in those days...after all it was a female revolution....and revolutions leave victims. He has always been controversial.
I wonder if the Johnny Carson episode is on the Carson Classic video's. I'd sure buy the whole set to see that !! (Mailer cold-cocking Vidal!)
That's whats' wrong with this "PC" world today.....no Pulitzer prize winners whacking competing big-shots on t.v. ! LOL
Mailer was a 70's Vietnam activist.... Was REAL verbal and arrested and jailed several times..
I appreciate his writing talent and his obvious skill with the English language....
I agree with his opinion re the U.S. & 9-11 ....our citizens don't travel outside their borders & have a "I'm a citizen of the world" perspective.
I plan to do some research on the net...maybe some of you know.... I want to make a donation for these countries with the 14 million starving...it is affecting about six countries and they are predicting 14 million more in 2003.This initial 14 mil is predicted to die in the next 4 months.
I read an article years ago that said famine is allowed to take place as a means of population control.
I personally have a problem with stuffing my face while acknowledging helpless people a days plane ride away are trying to survive by eating grass, roots, tree bark, etc.
IF Y'ALL hate Norman, At least....Please click on the site and read his '''OPINIONS''' The one on marriage is priceless !!!!