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Posted Thursday, November 4, 2010

Listen to Normal Mailer say it: exactly 45 minutes into the interview



Norman Mailer's Praise for David Irving's Writing

[recorded on Friday, March 9, 2007.]

[...][at 45 minutes into the interview recording]

CHRISTOPHER LYDON (INTERVIEWER): who else are you reading these days with pleasure - new or old?

NORMAN MAILER: Well these days I am reading for pleasure, uh, all sorts of people who write about Hitler, and, uh, too soon to talk about him, but, uh, maybe if I finish the book I'll talk about the reading I've done.


NORMAN MAILER: Because it's stimulating as hell.

NORMAN MAILER: You know, it's not only Hitler, there are also ... there's a major novel to be written about Goring, about Goebbels, about Himmler --


NORMAN MAILER: -- at least. And somebody'll write them some day. And there have been some very, very good books written about those men. By people like Peter Padfield ... and, uh, dare I say it, David Irving's a very good writer, he's persona non grata in a great many circles, because he's considered to be too sympathetic to, uh, Hitler and the Nazis by many, many people. But he's one hell of an interesting writer.

CHRISTOPHER LYDON: We were talking on the radio last night about Hannah Arendt and her book on ... etc  .


Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. Mr. Mailer passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2007.

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