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Bad Sex from Beyond the Grave

According to Page Six, researchers wishing to learn more about Norman Mailer’s sex life–and why would anyone would want to do that?–can contact Harvard:

The storied Ivy League institution – where the Pulitzer-winning author received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering – has purchased a treasure trove of books, papers and letters relating to Mailer from his longtime mistress, Carole Mallory, including X-rated descriptions of their red-hot bedroom sessions.

“There’s a 20-page sex scene from an unpublished memoir I wrote called ‘Making Love With Norman,’ ” Mallory told Page Six. “It’s very steamy. Norman was a real man and he knew what he was doing.”

Mallory, who carried on with Mailer during his marriage to sixth wife Norris Church, maintained a sense of decorum about the affair:

“I thought I should wait until his passing before releasing any of it out of respect to his family,” Mallory said.

Norris Church, of course, is still alive. 

If the purple passages of The Castle in the Forest are anything to go by, I’d suggest keeping the papers under lock and key to protect unawary undergraduates.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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  1. james28@berkeley.edu' james says:

    nice one

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