I WONDER what the effect will be of the Jeanette Winterston screed about Henry Miller in the most recent New York Times Book Review. Will it have a chilling effect on already too-careful male writers? How many aspiring young men are right now going over their manuscripts, ensuring that they don’t come on too strong?
American literature is already too politically correct, too feminized. Old fashioned authors like Norman Mailer if starting out today would never get in the door. It’s one reason of many for the inferior condition of our literature.
Someone unleash the feminized mandarins of American Literature on this fatuous, florid crackpot. But be gentle, because he can’t collect Medicare for another two years.