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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Goat Hill Workshop-Palooza!!

Saturday, April 23rd, from 10am to 3:30pm, at School One. $50 for one, or two tickets for $80.

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Transmogrified by Travel

Mike reviews Cannot Stay: Essays on Travel by Kevin Oderman.

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On the Road with Gore Vidal

The ideal biographical journey, as Vidal saw it, would skirt his social snobbery and namedropping; minimize his alcoholism; rationalize his sexual tourism in Bangkok.” Mike reviews Parini’s new biography of Gore Vidal in the TLS.

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Mike Interviewed by AM/FM Magazine

Interview by John Wisniewski

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Remembering Norris

Excerpts from an Unpublished Account of Norman Mailer’s Last Days

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Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing Program Marks 10th Anniversary

Since welcoming a first class of about a dozen students in 2005, the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program has seen over 100 books, 50 plays, 40 films and hundreds of poems and short stories published or produced by its faculty, students and alumni.

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Mailer on Kennedy

Norman Mailer, the irascible, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and sometimes irreverent and controversial journalist, wrote on a wide range of topics with a one-of-a-kind style from the 1940s through the mid-2000s. [. . .] Included in this body of work is a famous 1960 essay published in Esquire magazine on the political emergence of John F. Kennedy (JFK).

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Put Everything In

A review from Barry H. Leeds from The Mailer Review Volume 7, 2013.

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The Arts Fuse Reviews Selected Letters

It’s refreshing and more than a little nostalgic to see the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of Mailer’s time through his own combative eyes, before writers were marginalized as influential public figures.

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