OATES ON MAILER . . . "Joyce Carol Oates Salutes Norman Mailer," from the Daily Beast.
In a speech given upon receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Norman Mailer Center, Joyce Carol Oates commented that Mailer "represented not only the most passionate and ambitious writing of his generation but the spirit of a kind of American writer who will possibly not come again. Norman was the very antithesis of minimalism—he was a maximalist."
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