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Norman Mailer: Works and Days
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Mailer on Bush, Obama & Writing.” Article-interview by Colin Miner. New York Sun, 22 January, 15. Mailer notes that he was stimulated to write his Hitler novel by reading Ron Rosenbaum’s nonfiction book, Explaining Hitler. Mailer notes that while “spiritually” he remains a New Yorker, he spends most of his time in Provincetown, and only about 20 days a year in New York. When the subject turns to politics, Mailer comments, Obama, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush, who he finds “not deep enough to be evil.” He also explains that the trilogy which Ancient Evenings (83.18) initiated was to end “on a spaceship with a few select humans, with earth no longer around, looking for a new planet.”