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How I Became Good at Literary Parties
“The best way to befriend famous people is to have no idea who they are. ”
What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the
Means for Books Coverage
The most powerful book critic gets a book deal.
Bob Dylan Once Crashed Norman Mailer’s Xmas Bash
“Dylan glared at the guy and said, ‘That’s Lillian fucking Hellman, asshole. Get back on the bus or go back to the hotel.’”
: What Is Fame For?
Smith has responded to it by becoming a shape-shifter, a chameleon of the varieties of seriousness.
from the archives
Magazine Covered the O.J. Simpson Verdict
Hiring Norman Mailer on a very short deadline.
HBO and Tina Brown Are Making a Norman Mailer Film
About his relationship with prisoner Jack Abbott.
Norman Mailer’s Timely Take on ‘68 Conventions Reissued
These essay have lost none of their urgency.
We Can Think of Three Things Wrong With Last Night’s ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute
In case we missed something — which we did not — there were at least three notable omissions in last night’s In Memoriam tribute montage: Norman Mailer, Brad Renfro, and Roy Scheider.
Norman Mailer Dies at 84
Norman Mailer died Saturday morning at Mount Sinai hospital of acute renal failure following several weeks of respiratory problems.
Today in Old-Lion Feuds That Crack Us Up: Norman Mailer vs. Jean-Luc Godard
“I will say, and this is for the record, Jean-Luc Godard may well be the third most awful man I’ve met in my life.”