Saturday, November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer Dies

Although this tidbit is not music related, it cannot be doubted that Mailer was one of literature's modern greats. The article from Voice of America lies below:

"For nearly 60 years, Norman Mailer was one of America's most prolific and controversial authors. A colleague says Mailer died early Saturday at a hospital in New York City He was 84.

Mailer was just 25 years old when he burst on the literary scene with his first novel, The Naked And The Dead. The World War II tale is universally recognized as one of the best war novels to emerge from that conflict. Published in 1948, it is all the more remarkable because Mailer wrote realistically of combat without ever actually having taken part in battle.

Read the rest of the article here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am very sorry to hear about Norman Mailer's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him inasmuch as I was the Location Manager for THE EXECUTIONERS SONG. We filmed in Provo, Utah back in 1981. I have the book with his signature. I enjoyed him very much and will miss his unique writings in the future.

Jack Young
Tucson, AZ