If you remember this moment…
…then you will appreciate this piece, today:
For better or worse, no smashing occurred that night (though Norman Mailer would head-butt Vidal a mere three years later). But recalling the exchange made me wonder: What if writers were inclined to chastise one another physically? How would that affect today’s literary and journalistic landscape?
The idea of writers with deadly weapons is less farfetched than it sounds.
Read it all – a rather delightful piece on what happens when writers get their hands on weapons, beyond words.