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The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America Summary
Norman Mailer

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The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America Summary

Plot Summary

The Big Empty by Norman and John Buffalo Mailer is a collection of discussions between father and son. Norman is fifty-five years older than his son, John. Not surprisingly, the "discussion" between the young aspiring writer and actor and the famous award-winning writer is rather one-sided, one that more closely resembles an interview by a young writer who wants to gain the wisdom and knowledge of an older learned and accomplished artist. There are many questions from John and some comments. However, the majority of the substance in the book is the thoughts and opinions of Norman Mailer who is obviously very bright and the book provides proof that he is also very opinionated - if there was ever any doubt!

This work was published in 2006 and much of the focus of the discussions between father and son center on the Iraq War and the administration of President...

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