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RIP Norman Mailer

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Norman Mailer passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 84.

I’m afraid I must admit that I never read a single word of Norman Mailer’s work. It’s one of my darkest bookish secrets, but oh well. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t well-aware of the massive swath he cut in American literature.

Over at The New York Times, Charles McGrath and Michiko Kakutani both provide interesting overviews to the man’s life and work. And in Newseek, Malcom Jones provides a good look at Mailer’s legacy.