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05/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Norman Mailer Sex Memoir — X-Rated And Unpublished — Purchased By Harvard

An unpublished memoir about sex with Norman Mailer, as well as a novel edited by the late author, was recently sold to Harvard (Mailer's alma mater) by his longtime mistress Carole Mallory, according to the New York Post's Page Six. Page Six writes:

"There's a 20-page sex scene from an unpublished memoir I wrote called 'Making Love With Norman,' " Mallory told Page Six. "It's very steamy. Norman was a real man and he knew what he was doing."

There's also an unpublished novel Mallory wrote and Mailer edited titled "When I Fall in Love," about "an Arab with an eye patch who really has 20/20 vision, but wears it to get sympathy," she told us. "There's a long scene in that which is also based on our sex life. Norman dared me to write a 50-page sex scene, and he lost the bet."

Ironically, Mailer, who died in November, was posthumously awarded the "Bad Sex in Fiction" award for "a graphic passage in his novel The Castle in the Forest...The winning passage, which leaves little to the imagination, begins: 'So Klara turned head to foot and put her most unmentionable part down on his hard-breathing nose and mouth and took his old battering ram into her lips.'"