Lipton’s Journal/January 26, 1955/283

From Project Mailer

So in that sense I am the rational saint sent out to find the good in monsters and psychopaths.[1]


  1. A prophetic statement. Mailer’s fictional heroes and biographical subjects include monsters such as Hitler, criminals such as Stephen Rojack, Marion Faye, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gary Gilmore, and a parade of rebels and iconoclasts—Jesus Christ, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Picasso, Henry Miller, Marlon Brando and Madonna, to name the most prominent.