Norman Mailer reflects on turning 80 during an interview in his Brooklyn Heights apartment in this Jan. 28, 2003 file photo, in New York. 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. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
posted on 11/10/2007 5:24:03 AM PST
(Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
The Naked and the Dead, based on his experiences in the Pacific during the War, was compelling and unique. After that he went downhill. In the end he was an overblown celebrity hack, imho.
posted on 11/10/2007 5:27:39 AM PST
by Lonesome in Massachussets
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