Sunny Days in Heaven
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Thursday, May 06, 2004  


Excerpted at Opinion Journal from Terry Teachout's Reader:

On Norman Mailer: "The trouble with Mailer was that he was drunk on ideas, a deadly tipple for woolly-minded pseudo-intellectuals. Sensing instinctively that liberalism had run its course, he made the mistake of assuming that radicalism was the only way out, and complicated matters still further by opting for a romantic radicalism rooted in sexual mysticism. As a result, his style grew bloated and slack, especially on the increasingly frequent occasions when he grappled with imperfectly digested philosophical concepts."

This covers a lot of academics, novelists, and artistes in their slide into depravity and idiotarianism.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:33 AM |