Books: Einstein of the Mediocre

ST. GEORGE AND THE GODFATHER by NORMAN MAILER 229 pages. Signet. $1.50 (paperback).

Aquarius, the water bearer, has gone to the well once more. This time he is in Miami Beach, a few miles south of Cape Kennedy, site of his devil hunt in Of a Fire on the Moon. In the retirement capital of the world, Norman Mailer is on familiar ground. He has already freelanced his way through three national conventions, most tellingly at the street brawls in Chicago in 1968.

Observing the national conventions this year did not offer Norman Mailer...

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