Here are a few more thoughts on the death of Norman Mailer from around the net.
- James Wolcott, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, quoted my Mailer entry, along with his own thoughts.
- Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout didn’t like him then and hasn’t changed his mind. I don’t think he’s mean-spirited in the timing of his entry. Though I will add – respectfully – that I was under 40 when I got turned on to Mailer’s work. I’m still under 40 and I still have a more realistic appreciation for it.
- Christopher Hitchens on Mailer for Slate. Fabulous.
Jethro probably has the most succinct thought of all: "I don't have an opinion on Mailer, except that I'm sorry he's in hell right now."
If I've missed something, let me know.