Over six decades Norman Mailer managed, by turns, to engage and enrage and stir the zeitgeist’s pot.
The 1979 documentary Town Bloody Hall is a time tunnel passageway into what stand-up comedians used to call “women’s lib.” It is still liable to raise a gendered ruckus — and provide a rollicking good time.
The Wooster Group deconstruction adds layers of artificiality to what may or may not have been a serious event.
It’s refreshing and more than a little nostalgic to experience the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of Mailer’s time through his own combative eyes..
By Bill Marx and Harvey Blume I was asked by National Public Radio’s Morning Edition to write an appreciation of the late Norman Mailer. I have posted an unabridged version of this necessarily short piece. After that, I have placed an interview Harvey Blume had with Mailer after the publication of his 1995 book Oswald’s […]