The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

EAR­LIER THIS year, the great provo­ca­teur of Amer­i­can let­ters, Norman Mailer, told the JC that he saw God as a “cre­ator with a vi­sion try­ing like us to do the best he or she can against great ob­sta­cles”. In a new book, On God, just out in Amer­ica, Mailer ex­pands on this, de­scrib­ing God as the great­est of all artists. And evo­lu­tion was His ap­pren­tice­ship: “Think of all those an­i­mals of the past with their pe­cu­liar ug­li­ness, their mis-shapen bod­ies, worm life, frog life, ver­min life, that myr­iad of in­sects — so many un­suc­cess­ful ex­per­i­ments.”

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