Lethem on Mailer

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A “(h)elpless tribute, I suppose, to the all-time ego king.”

Jonathan Lethem has a phenomenal essay on Norman Mailer over at the LA Review of Books, which is also really turning into a sort of powerhouse in its own right.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →