Saturday, November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer, Dead at 84

Norman Mailer has died at the age of 84.

McBrooklyn studied his "Armies of the Night" in Journalism class in college. Never thought that we would eventually end up in Brooklyn, and actually meet the man himself. Ran into him from time to time at Eastern Athletics, where he tried to keep his body in fighting trim. Ran into Norman again on Cape Cod, where he's actually lived for some years.

Times calls him "Towering Writer with Matching Ego."

Recommended to McBrooklyn the Mu Shu Chicken at Fortune House on Henry Street. Excellent!

Many things have been said about Mailer, but he was always kind to a nondescript writer. For a serious remembrance, see the NY Times obit here.

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