Harvard Buys Mailer Mistress' Lusty Litany

Papers include 50-page sex scene based on relationship
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 3:51 PM CDT
A photo of Norman Mailer is projected above the empty stage during a video tribute at "The Time of His Life", A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer tribute Wednesday, April 9, 2008.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
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(Newser) – Harvard missed out on acquiring the papers of late novelist Norman Mailer, but it's bought the next-best thing—those of his longtime mistress Carole Mallory, the New York Post reports. The package includes a 20-page sex scene from an unpublished memoir called Making Love With Norman. "Norman was a real man and he knew what he was doing," Mallory says.

The papers also include an unpublished novel about "an Arab with an eye patch who really has 20/20 vision, but wears it to get sympathy," which includes an even longer passage (50 pages) based on their sex life. Mallory, who is 19 years younger than Mailer, was the author's mistress in 1983-92; Mailer died last year at 84.