Vietnam Peace Commemoration

October 1967 March on the Pentagon On October 21, 1967, an estimated 100,000 Vietnam War protesters rallied in Washington, DC. More than 35,000 demonstrators marched to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and many remained there overnight. More than 600 protesters, including author Norman Mailer, were arrested. The Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee hosted a panel discussion […]

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The Private Thoughts of a Public Man

The Ambitions and Insecurities of Literary Giant Norman Mailer

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Woodstalk Live Presents: Truth of Consensus: Survival Tools in the Age of Fake News

Moderator: Dr. J. Michael Lennon– Norman Mailer’s official biographer, Vietnam Veteran, award-winning author, and Professor Emeritus at Wilkes University.

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Mailer’s Last Interview: On the Village Voice

The Times Literary Supplement (London) asked to post an excerpt from Norman Mailer’s last interview (September 2007) with yours truly to its website.

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Honoring ‘Moby-Dick’ and the Art of Letter Writing

Two Westport residents with long ties to Provincetown, J. Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro Lennon, recently donated a rare copy of that Harper’s issue to the Provincetown Public Library to mark the town’s establishment of an annual public reading of “Moby-Dick.’’ Lennon, author of the acclaimed biography “Norman Mailer: A Double Life,” received the volume as a birthday gift from his brother about 30 years ago.

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Review of Barbara Feinman Todd’s Latest

To lead off, a few facts: the three journalists Todd worked with are Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee, the trio responsible for bringing down Richard Nixon by revealing his complicity in the Watergate break-in cover up. The first lady was Hillary Clinton.

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Editor, Edit Thyself

As an editor-in-chief at two American publishing houses, Simon and Schus­ter and Alfred A. Knopf, from the mid-1960s through the late 80s, and as the Editor of the New Yorker from 1982–97, Robert Gottlieb has coddled and hectored more important American writers (and some British) than anyone since Maxwell Perkins dealt with the distinctions and […]

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Art Installation in Torrington Is a Colorful Reflection of a River, and a Community

Danielle Mailer enlisted local volunteers to help create a mural-like work, with enormous fish covered in bright patterns, along the Naugatuck.

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Special Friends

Young in Springfield, Lincoln enjoyed a deep relationship with Joshua Speed

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Don DeLillo, drenched in last things

Zero K, DeLillo’s sixteenth novel, is a probing examination of the ethics and techniques of cryonics – that is, the freezing of dead people (at present, cryopreservation can only take place after “legal death”).

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