Mailer Remembered as Controversial, Provocative
Norman Mailer's work combined sweeping cultural criticism, erudition and obscenity.
Mailer's 60-year career was full of depth and controversy. The novelist, who died Nov. 10, was often deliberately provocative, says book critic Maureen Corrigan.
And though he made perhaps his strongest impact as an essayist and journalist, Mailer wanted to be remembered as a novelist.
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