On God: An Uncommon Conversation. With Michael Lennon. New York: Random House, 16 October. 215 pp., $26.95. Dedication: From Mailer: “To my wife, my sister, my children, my grandchildren; from Lennon: “To my sisters, Kathleen Arruda and Maureen Macedo.” Consists of edited transcripts of ten conversations between Lennon and Mailer that took place in Provincetown […]
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The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker and Bad Conscience in America. With John Buffalo Mailer. New York, Nation Books, February. Series of conversations between the Mailers, father and son, 218 pp., $14.95 Dedication: To a lovely lady—Norris Church Mailer.” Soft cover. Some of the conversations in this collection appeared […]
“Mailer v. Mailer: Norman Mailer Talks with His Son, John Buffalo Mailer, about the Sport of Boxing.” Stop Smiling, no. 20, 15 April 38-43, 91. Mailer’s longest discussion of boxing in an interview. Rpt: (partial), 06.2.
“ ‘A Certain Grim Pleasure’: Norman Mailer Speaks with Longtime Friend James Toback about Film.” V Life 397 (December 2004-January 2005), 76-79, 114-15. In a wide-ranging discussion on film and the horrors of modern life, Mailer also explains how the writing process has changed for him over the years: “I used to pride myself on […]
“Reflections on Courage, Morality and Sexual Pleasure: A Spirited Exchange between Father and Son.” Conversation on these topics between Mailer and his son, John Buffalo. Playboy, December, 86-88, 98, 190-98. Important piece, with polite debate ad Mailer’s fullest discussion of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. Rpt: (partial) 06.2.
“Father to Son: What I’ve learned about Rage.” A conversation between Mailer and his son John Buffalo. New York, 9 August, 28-35. Cover story (with editor’s title). In this lengthy conversation between Mailer and his youngest son, the chief topic is the upcoming Republican convention in New York and how protests against it might aid […]
“I Am Not for World Empire: A Conversation with Norman Mailer about Iraq, Israel, the Perils of Technology and Why He Is a Left-Conservative.” By Kara Hopkins, Scott McConnell, and Taki Theodoracopulos. American Conservative, 2 December, 8-18. Long, impassioned discussion in Provincetown of the impending war with Iraq, with digressions on technology, the nature of […]
“9/11: Speaking Out: Norman Mailer Talks to Dotson Rader.” Sunday Times Magazine (London), 19 September. A long, edited conversation between Mailer and his close friend Dotson Rader about the devastating impact of 9/11 on America, the failure of its leaders, and the greed that Mailer feels may be the cause of the American malaise. The […]
“A Conversation between Norman Mailer and John Ehrlichman: The CIA and Watergate.” Chic 2, December, 16-21, 32, 34, 40, 70, 88, 90, 92. Mailer’s three-page introduction is followed by a transcript of his conversation with Ehrlichman. Rpt: The (blue cover) bound, uncorrected, advance proof of Pieces and Pontifications (82.16) reprinted this dialogue as “Rounding Watergate.” […]