Norman Mailer sents Ernest Hemingway an emotional letter
Today would have been the 90th birthday of Norman Mailer, a prominent Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and journalist, who in 1955 wrote a letter to one of his writing idols, Ernest Hemingway, and sent it along with a copy of his recently published novel The Deer Park.
TO ERNEST HEMINGWAY
—because finally after all these
years I am deeply curious to know
what you think of this.
—but if you do not answer, or if you
answer with the kind of crap you
use to answer unprofessional writers,
sycophants, brown-nosers, etc., then
fuck you, and I will never attempt
to communicate with you again.
—and since I suspect that you’re even
more vain than I am, I might as well
warn you that there is a reference to
you on page 353 which you may or may
Source: Letters of Note
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