Tradition and the Individual Talent
National ReviewTradition and the Individual Talent (American Catholic Edition)National ReviewA heavyweight from the Norman Mailer generation of American letters once commented on the Catholic writers of her generation. They were sure of themselves, she recalled, though not preachy. Spend time with them and it was hard to escape the impression ...
Posted on 24 September 2017 | 1:18 pm
Print edition of New York's Village Voice
The HinduPrint edition of New York's Village Voice falls silentThe HinduFounded in 1955 by the American writer Norman Mailer, as well as Dan Wolf and Ed Fancher, the weekly focussed on culture and politics quickly became an institution. Born of the cultural bustle of the Greenwich Village neighbourhood, the Voice turned ...
Posted on 22 September 2017 | 8:15 pm
Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on
The GuardianAnnie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural ...The GuardianThe Shipping News author joins previous winners of the National Book Foundation's award such as Toni Morrison, Elmore Leonard and Norman Mailer.and more »
Posted on 22 September 2017 | 4:05 am
Lillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer,
Los Angeles TimesLillian Ross, celebrated New Yorker writer, dies at 99Los Angeles TimesIn this respect she was a model for the New Journalism of the 1960s and '70s practiced by writers such as Norman Mailer, Hunter Thompson and Tom Wolfe. Ross was hired as a staff writer for the New Yorker in 1945 by legendary editor William Shawn.Lillian Ross, New Yorker journalist who helped create the nonfiction novel, dies at 99Washington Postall 13 news articles »
Posted on 20 September 2017 | 12:51 pm
Forty-eight hours for a change of image:
The GuardianForty-eight hours for a change of image: Norman Mailer interview - archive, 1968The GuardianThere was a moment, as Norman Mailer checked in at the Ritz in London straight off the transatlantic plane yesterday, when he looked the very image of his wider reputation: a real Stephen Rojack of a man. A playful punch for a buddy who was meeting him ...
Posted on 19 September 2017 | 9:35 pm
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