Norman Mailer, Part I

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The Castle in the Forest (Random House)

Now in his eighties, Norman Mailer has forsaken the violence and declarative sentences of his signature style for the gradual somber analytics of a style like that of Thomas Mann. In this first of a two-part interview, we discuss this unexpected change and his new novel's subject: the childhood of Adolf Hitler. (Part II)

  • Read an excerpt from The Castle in the Forest.