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The Lion on Canes.” Article by Richard Lee Fulgham. Posted 18 November. Account of a meeting with Mailer on 13 November 2004 at the Mailer Society meeting in Provincetown. Fulgham calls the members of the Society “sycophants,” and pushes his way into Mailer’s presence at an event at Mailer’s home. He asks Mailer if he will read some of his book, The Hogs of Cold Harbor, and tells Mailer, “We’re two of the last literary lions in America.” Mailer tells Fulgham that he is also a sycophant, but is gentle with him and says that when he was young, he would have acted the same way. He tells Fulgham that “things will be better the next time around.”