Skip to comments.Author Norman Mailer, Who Penned 'The Naked and The Dead,' Dead at 84
Posted on 11/10/2007 5:01:15 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
NEW YORK Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur, died of renal failure early Saturday, his literary executor said. He was 84.
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“The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.”
he could have been so much more but chose not to be “all he could be”
Hemingway wannabe assumes room temperature.
Having been forced to read some of his turgid nonsense in high school, I can only say I really couldn’t care much less.
Wasn’t he a Timothy McVee supporter? Before Mc Vee was killed?
Too have been so famous he accomplished little.
He was a crusty old feller. He provided great commentary about the Ali-Foreman fight in “ When we were kings.” I remember seeing black & white footage of him from the 60s when he tried running for mayor of New York: he was drunk, and had a cup of something in his hand, and whatever he said, it was quite entertaining.
I guess Charlie Rose will rerun some of his final interviews they did together, this coming week.
Seems I recall something like that, big anti-death penalty guy. Ironically he sentenced a waiter to death when he and his leftist cronies successfully got Jack Abbot paroled after which he promptly stabbed the poor guy to death.
What I’d do on his grave wouldn’t pass for flowers.
Yup. I’ve always felt he was just as guilty as abbott. I read that trash ‘In the Belly of the Beast’ that mailer thought was so great. Couldn’t get through it. Pure $hit.
I remember that guy, the one he got out. Wonder if he is lunching with Gary Gilmore.
Of course, any hint of holding criminals responsible for their actions is barbarism according to these lefties.
Bill Buckley on Norman Mailer: “If only he would lift his gaze from the world’s genitals.”
I miss Buckley on Firing line.
Flaming, dumb liberal.
But one hell of a story teller.
If he were only just a liberal. He was so far to the left, he almost went around the spectrum to the other side.
He has blood on his hands for getting that thug, Henry Abbot, out of prison.
I can live without him......
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