“Friendly With” But “Never Very Close”


Reviewing Kevin M. Schultz’s Buckley and Mailer for the New Yorker, Thomas Mallon traces the relationship between the two famous writers and wits—what brought the men together, and what set them apart.

Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is an editor-at-large at The Offing. More from this author →