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Der Spiegel interview with Norman Mailer. Transcript, dated 10 October, 13 pp. Publication date unknown. Mailer speaks of the stabbing of his wife Adele: “Many years ago I stabbed my wife with a penknife. Up to the time of that act, I had always thought I was a good man, a decent man, and in fact better than most of the species. Suddenly this incomprehensible catastrophe.” Mailer also discusses Wagner and German culture, the Gulf War, Clinton and Monica Lewinsky (he compares Clinton to Ramses II exposing his huge erect penis at religious festivals 3,000 years ago), the Bush-Gore presidential race, Thomas Mann, and modern architecture.