93.2

From Project Mailer
Jump to navigation Jump to search

“Satanic Verses: Literary Lions.” Article by Philip Gourevitch. New York, 15 February, 20. A second report on the staged reading of “Don Juan in Hell” at Carnegie Hall. Mailer, Gore Vidal and Gay Talese are quoted. Mailer says, “I know Gore well enough to know the Devil would be a role that would appeal to him, as it has all along.” Vidal answers, “I’ll take Norman’s compliment; I’ll play the Devil. I will make that Devil, that Lucifer, so noble that he will rise above all of the towers of Manhattan in that glorious evening.” See 93.1.