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Posted on 11 February 2018 | 9:53 pm
Censorship risks turning artistic expression
The AustralianCensorship risks turning artistic expression into moralistic kitschThe AustralianWilliam S. Burroughs shot his wife in a drunken haze and Norman Mailer stabbed one of his. And movie directors? Forget sexually inappropriate language: Erich von Stroheim shot mass orgies for his own pleasure. Charlie Chaplin liked very young girls ...
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 5:01 am
The Minister and the Murderer by Stuart
Irish TimesThe Minister and the Murderer by Stuart Kelly review – falling through faith, knowing it to be bottomlessIrish TimesNorman Mailer's championing of murderer Jack Abbot (who went on to kill again on his release). Jack Unterweger, the Austrian author and serial killer, whose recidivism is as bad as it gets, strangling six women. You're not sure in the end whether ...
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 10:03 pm
Opinion: The difference between a bad person
MarketWatchOpinion: The difference between a bad person and a bad artistMarketWatchWilliam S. Burroughs shot his wife in a drunken haze, and Norman Mailer stabbed one of his. And movie directors? Forget sexually inappropriate language: Erich von Stroheim shot mass orgies for his own pleasure. Charlie Chaplin liked very young girls ...
Posted on 7 February 2018 | 10:16 am
Breathing New Light: Reexamining Grove
Brooklyn RailBreathing New Light: Reexamining Grove Press's Cinematic LegacyBrooklyn RailYet for all the misgivings (why did they like Norman Mailer so much?) Grove and the Evergreen Review, as this book makes quite clear, undoubtedly forged a unique enterprise in the marriage of text and moving image, bringing criticism to a wider ...
Posted on 7 February 2018 | 8:36 am
Martha Thomases: Dog Day Censorship
Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:11 pm
Is P’Town Carnival losing its queerness?
Famously known as an avant-garde colony at the tip of Cape Code, drawing artists, painters, writers (Norman Mailer lived at 627 Commercial Street year-round from 1990 until his death in 2001), playwrights (Tennessee Williams spent summers in town during ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:17 pm
Best of Enemies
We were different people not so long ago. Our attention spans could accommodate in our popular culture the likes of John Cheever, Norman Mailer and Dick Cavett. Instead of the oblivious and partisan bloviations of otter-sleek, made-for-teevee mannequins ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:26 pm
August 28 - 2008: NY Times writes about
2008: "Cape Cod murder case adds another chapter" On this day in 2008, the New York Times reported: Peter Manso has always courted controversy to promote his books, including biographies on Norman Mailer and Marlon Brando and a provocative look at ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
IN A PENNSYLVANIA TOWN, A COLD SHOULDER FOR
Is it that we've gotten used to having our novels served up like journalism? Is it that we live in the post-Jack Kerouac-Hunter Thompson-Tom Wolfe-Norman Mailer age where the term "fast" is a laudable distinction? I'm fairly sure Hemingway would have ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:38 am