Quotation by Cynthia Ozick

... the Ovarian Theory of Literature, or, rather, its complement, the Testicular Theory. A recent camp follower ... of this explicit theory is ... Norman Mailer, who has attributed his own gift, and the literary gift in general, solely and directly to the possession of a specific pair of organs. One writes with these organs, Mailer has said ... and I have always wondered with what shade of ink he manages to do it.
Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. author. Woman in Sexist Society, ch. 19 (1971).

Written in 1969 of a notably "macho" male fiction writer. Ozick herself was the author of distinguished novels and short stories.
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