According to Page Six, researchers wishing to learn more about Norman Mailer’s sex life–and why would anyone would want to do that?–can contact Harvard:
The storied Ivy League institution – where the Pulitzer-winning author received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering – has purchased a treasure trove of books, papers and letters relating to Mailer from his longtime mistress, Carole Mallory, including X-rated descriptions of their red-hot bedroom sessions.
“There’s a 20-page sex scene from an unpublished memoir I wrote called ‘Making Love With Norman,’ ” Mallory told Page Six. “It’s very steamy. Norman was a real man and he knew what he was doing.”
Mallory, who carried on with Mailer during his marriage to sixth wife Norris Church, maintained a sense of decorum about the affair:
“I thought I should wait until his passing before releasing any of it out of respect to his family,” Mallory said.
Norris Church, of course, is still alive.