If only he’d lived to receive this important award.
CBC.ca Arts – Hitler’s conception earns Bad Sex in Fiction Award
Norman Mailer, the titan of American literature and self-appointed voice of 1960s manhood, has won the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his description of the act that led to the conception of Adolph Hitler.
In one of his final works, The Castle in the Forest, Mailer writes from the point of view of a demon describing the encounter between Klara, Hitler’s mother, and Alois, a man believed to be her uncle.
Norman Mailer, shown in 1984, has won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award post-humously.
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This incestuous coupling had Klara clinging to Alois “with an avidity that could come only from the Evil One,” Mailer wrote.