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“A Conversation with Norman Mailer.” By Michael Lee. Cape Cod Voice, 2-5 August, 12-13, 53-54. Long, penetrating interview in which Mailer discusses the shape of his career, John Cheever, his Provincetown friend, poet Eddie Bonetti, and much more. At the outset, he says,

I used to feel that I didn’t know anything because I got too rich too soon. I used to feel sorry for myself, but now I look back and I’m uneasy about those feelings because the truth is I had the time to store things and use a certain amount of leisure.