If Petty Business is convinced to have sympathy for Norman Mailer, should we too? I must admit, I can (could) hardly bear him, but I’m a woman. I never thought about how much power NM had to piss off the universe, but I think he succeeded. Petty Business
Apparently his letters are a good read. While I’m at it I might subscribe to the electronic version of the New York Review of Books. In the mean time I had no idea that so much content was available gratis from the NYRB online. Thanks you PB.
The eyebrows in this pic do make him a bit sympathetic. Note to self: whenever reading an essay by Norman Mailer keep a picture of him with sympathetic eyebrows near by so you don’t punch your fist through a wall.