We’ve managed, though not aimed, to omit from the blog the passing of writer Norman Mailer last Saturday. Rather than try to compile some mediocre obituaries, I thought I would share a link to a fantastic one–penned by none other than Mailer himself in 1979 for Boston magazine as a semi-joke:
Norman Mailer passed away yesterday after celebrating his fifteenth divorce and sixteenth wedding. â€œI just donâ€™t feel the old vim,â€? complained the writer recently. He was renowned in publishing circles for his blend of fictional journalism and factual fiction, termed by literary critic William Buckley: Contemporaneous Ratiocinative Aesthetical Prolegomena. Buckley was consequentially sued by Mailer for malicious construction of invidious acronyms. â€œNorman does take himself seriously,â€? was Mr. Buckleyâ€™s reply. â€œOf course he is the last of those who do.â€? (MORE)
Thanks to Jewlicious for the tip.