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How Overrated Is Norman Mailer?

Written by Daniel Freed on . Posted in Books, Posts

"Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough," Noah Cross (John Huston) said in Chinatown. Norman Mailer’s writing hasn’t lasted quite long enough to attain complete respectability–or to become classic, by which I mean (borrowing from what I believe was Mark Twain’s definition) that which is often praised but seldom [&hellip
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