… How Norman Mailer Blurred the Line Between the Literary and the Lurid - Los Angeles Review of Books. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)
My father, a policeman, was a genuine tough guy, but you would never have known it unless a situation occurred that called for being tough. He was more likely to be telling you, as he once told me when I was about 11, that Sinclair Lewis was a poor stylist.