Mailer at the movies
Has any writer had a roller coaster decade like the one Norman Mailer experienced during the 1960s? He was the man of letters as superstar, the decade’s pugilist laureate. Mailer published eight books. Several were major best sellers, and one of them, “The Armies of the Night,” won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Oh, and he wrote, directed, and starred in three movies.