The Mailer Review/Volume 13, 2019/Two Roads Wonder in a Wood

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When Mailer first read Flaubert’s
“Be regular and orderly in your life,
so that you can be violent and
original in your work,”
he thought
“Shouldn’t Gustave have said
‘Be violent and
original in your life,
so that you can capture real life in your work’?”
Later in his 70s he thought,
“Jesus, maybe Gustave was right.”
Later still,
”What about Hitler?”