Remembering Irving Howe  

I had a lecture to give one night at Brandeis when Irving was teaching there. The lecture must have been long and the questions and the reception after the questions even longer. By the time all this was over and …



Mailer’s Romance With The CIA  

HARLOT’S GHOST, by Norman Mailer. Random House, 1991. 1,310 pp. $30. Harlot’s Ghost opens on a fog-ridden winter night in Maine, 1983, when the narrator, a CIA operative and Yale graduate named Herrick (Harry) Hubbard, is with fear in his …



They Made It!  

In that long gone time during Hitler’s war when I was madly in love with M., the Village’s most frequented femme fatale, I had to hear a lot about her other lovers, some of whom must have been concurrent with …