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2000

Norris learns she has intestinal cancer and undergoes the first of several operations. Mailer is beset with various health problems: angina, arthritis, macular degeneration, hearing loss and a hip replacement. In July, he completes a teleplay based on an account of the trial of O.J. Simpson, American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense […]

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Untitled contribution in the “Sense of Place” chapter of Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America’s Greatest Writers, 20-21. From the archives of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. New York, Bloomsbury, 2000. “When you’re writing,” Mailer says in his preface to this brief excerpt describing Provincetown in the late fall from Tough Guys Don’t Dance (84.17), […]

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[Untitled statement about Norris Church and their marriage] In Couples: Speaking from the Heart, 54-55. Photographs of couples by Mariana Cook. Introduction by Paul Riceour. San Francisco, Chronicle Books. A statement from each partner in 87 different relationships about life with the other person accompanies a photo of them together. Mailer states that Norris is […]

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“Norman Mailer Interview.” Article-interview by Romana Koval, presenter of the Australian program, Radio National’s Books and Writing. Based on an interview she conducted with Mailer at the Edinburgh International book Festival. First broadcast on 1 September 2000. Internet printout is 12 pages in length. Many subjects are tackled in this important omnibus interview, including the […]

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“Tough Guys Don’t Twitch.” Article by Sebastian Smee. Panorama (Complimentary magazine of Ansett Australia Airline), August, 24-29. Account of the joint appearance of Mailer and Martin Amis at a New Yorker literary festival in a Manhattan synagogue, hosted by editor David Remnick. Amis begins: “When I read Mailer as a young man, I thought: ‘This […]

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Der Spiegel interview with Norman Mailer. Transcript, dated 10 October, 13 pp. Publication date unknown. Mailer speaks of the stabbing of his wife Adele: “Many years ago I stabbed my wife with a penknife. Up to the time of that act, I had always thought I was a good man, a decent man, and in […]

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“God’s Foot Soldier.” Article-interview by David Aaronovitch. Independent on Sunday, 20 August, 4-5. In this 14 August interview at the International book Festival in Edinburgh, Mailer rips corporate capitalism, which he says, “just depends on money; it doesn’t depend on competition anymore.” He also criticizes the left: There are elements of the left that are […]

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“At 77, Mailer gives up on the Sexual Revolution.” Article by Fiachra Gibbons. Guardian, 15 August. Report on Mailer’s appearance at the Edinburg Literary Festival. Mailer said, “Women have won everything. Men have sunk into their dugouts and pulled the metal covers over while women are rampaging over them.” He also spoke at some length […]

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“Still Stormin.’” Article-interview by Alastair McKay The Scotsman, S2 Weekend, 22 July, 2-5. Mailer speaks at length about the opportunities and pitfalls of celebrity: “It isn’t that agreeable having the fame, but it sure is disagreeable losing it.” He also speaks gloomily about the failure of some of his ideas: “The fact is that everything […]

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“Mailer Approves of a Woman President—If She’s ‘Impressive.’” AP wire story, 18 July. Besides his comment about the qualities of a woman presidential candidate, Mailer reveals that he is working on a new book: “It’s a secret what this book is about, and it’s big.” The book is The Castle in the Forest (07.10), which […]

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