What Norman Mailer Won’t Ever Write About

In an appearance with Günter Grass, Norman Mailer “said he searched his own life to figure out why Mr. Grass didn’t speak about his (Waffen-SS service) earlier. ‘What have I held onto for so long?’ he asked, and then answered: stabbing his second wife, Adele, in 1960. ‘It’s something I’ll probably never write about,’ he said. ‘I’ve never felt ready to write about it.'” (first item)