Review: It’s Norman Mailer vs. Feminists in ‘The Town Hall Affair’

As for Norman Mailer, the M.C. of this fraught dialogue (which was convened in response to “The Prisoner of Sex,” his pugilistic essay on feminism in Harper’s Magazine), he’s really beside himself. When the show begins, Norman Mailer is seated next to the person he most admires, Norman Mailer. He and he are portrayed by Scott Shepherd and Ari Fliakos. (Wouldn’t you know it would take two actors to contain all that testosterone?)

Call for Papers

15th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Sarasota Lido Hotel, FL
October 26-28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Sarasota, Florida, in cooperation with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Phillip Sipiora (psipiora [at], Maggie McKinley (mmckinle [at], and J. Michael Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] are the program co-chairs. Please email them with ideas for panels, papers or special events.

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