Jessamine Chan writes:
This fall sees three books about the exuberantly macho literary titan Norman Mailer. Clocking in at 928 pages, J. Michael Lennon’s authorized biography, Norman Mailer: A Double Life, utilizes insider access, interviews, and unpublished letters. Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays, edited by Philip Sipiora, is the first posthumous publication since Mailer’s death in 2007. This volume champions his role as a public intellectual and features a previously unpublished essay. (The third title is Melville House’s Vidal vs. Mailer.)
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