“Mailer Was the Rage.” Article-interview by Ron Rosenbaum. New York Observer, 6 February, 1, 8. Rosenbaum explores Mailer’s demanding theological beliefs which place humans squarely in the middle of the battle between God and the Devil. For a postscript, Rosenbaum calls Mailer for comment. Mailer obliges him by pointing out that the cosmic struggle is not binary:
||Finally I feel we live in a triangular relation with God and the Devil, that we’re a separate force. It’s not that we’re little puppets pushed around by an anode pole and a cathode pole. We push back on them. So it makes for a very complex universe, complex moral universe, because you never know at a given moment whether you’re doing it [acting, ‘pushing back’] as a human or whether you’re being tricked by one or the other of two opposed deities.