“Norman and Norris Mailer Seem Letter-Perfect for Roles of Literary Legends Who Lived Large.” Article-interview by Debbie Foreman. Cape Cod Times, 15 September, B1-B2. Both Mailers discuss the dramatic dialogue, “Zelda, Scott and Ernest,” they will present with George Plimpton later in September in Provincetown. Of Hemingway, Mailer says:
He changed the ways in which we perceive things, and he changed the way in which we write. Either one is enough to make you a great writer. What he lacks—all great writers lack something—is a certain charity of mind. He was very narrow-minded, and so that shows in his work. But on the other hand, it also gives that intensity, that luster, that patina that you think of when you feel Hemingway’s prose.