Failure, Old Porn and Comics

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 7:00 PM

At Splice Today, Noah Berlatsky is puzzling over a DVD collection of porn shorts from long, long ago. That puts me in mind of a story by Norman Mailer that I read and liked as a boy. It involves a smoker reel and a poor sadsack who “wished to be of consequence in the world and has ended, temporarily perhaps, as an overworked writer of continuity for comic magazines.” Hey, at least he calls them magazines.

Read the story here.

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