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Book Review: “The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting” — Punching for Respect

February 12, 2024
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Over the years, Lee Gutkind has been one of the most persistent and impassioned voices making the case for the value of creative nonfiction.

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Book Review: Advertisements for Democracy — Norman Mailer’s Anti-Fascist Eloquence

April 9, 2023
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Guns, anti-Semitism, paranoid conspiracy theories — it never gets old.

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Book Review: One More Round with Norman Mailer

March 18, 2023
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In his centennial year, it’s difficult not to see that Norman Mailer’s literary standing is at an inflection point.

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Book Feature: Remembering Norman Mailer

January 25, 2021
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Over six decades Norman Mailer managed, by turns, to engage and enrage and stir the zeitgeist’s pot.

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Film Review: “Town Bloody Hall” — Rip-Roaring Feminist Cross Fire

October 18, 2020
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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.

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Theater Review: Wooster Group’s “The Town Hall Affair” — Reality as a Funhouse Mirror

February 17, 2017
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The Wooster Group deconstruction adds layers of artificiality to what may or may not have been a serious event.

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Book Review: “Selected Letters of Norman Mailer” — Many More Pieces of His Mind

February 20, 2015
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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..

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Norman Mailer: Tough Fights

November 11, 2007
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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…

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