I am not sure, finally, that he should be a novelist at all

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Photo: Norman Mailer in 1948 by Carl Van Vechten (Library of Congress)

“But I am fairly certain that Mailer will survive everything. Despite a nice but small gift for self-destruction, he is uncommonly adroit, with an eye to the main chance (the writer who has not this instinct is done…

I love Mailer, which only makes this more fantastic. 

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