Sunday, November 11, 2007

Writer Norman Mailer Dead at 84

After Joseph Heller dying in 1999, with the death of Norman Mailer another one of my favourite authors has passed away. His later works I like best: An American dream, 1965; Ancient Evenings, 1983; Harlot's Ghost, 1991; The Gospel According to the Son, 1997.

A (non-scientific) QuickVote on the CNN webpage revealed that 22% of the voters had read one of his books; I have to say that I find that rather high judging by my colleagues and friends who can quote any TV program but think you are insane when you quote literature.  ^_^;;