From The New York Times, a look at a towering writer with matching ego, and more by Michiko Kakutani. From The New York Post, more on the literary pug and original hipster. From The Washington Post, more on the blustery force in life and letters. From The Los Angeles Times, more on the provocative, prolific novelist and essayist. From The Guardian, more on the pugilist who wrote the story of America. From Sunday Herald, an appreciation by Alan Taylor. From Salon, here are remembrances by Marlon Brando, Liz Smith, Irving Howe, Diana Trilling, Edward Abbey, Germaine Greer and other notables; and this entry from The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors takes us on a tour of Mailer's best, his worst and his bravest. From Slate, Christopher Hitchens on Norman Mailer: Remembering the pint-size Jewish fireplug. From Time, a look at why Mailer mattered. From BBC, a look at Mailer's life in pictures. From National Post, Robert Fulford on the failed career of Norman Mailer. [In the Feb/Mar 2007 issue of Bookforum, Mary V. Dearborn, author of Mailer: A Biography, reviewed The Castle in the Forest.]