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“The Notebook.” Cornhill Magazine, no. 996 (summer), 481-84. Story, “written in an hour,” as Mailer reports in the “advertisement” prefacing it in Advertisement for Myself (59.13), about writers as perpetual observers. Rpt: The Berkley Book of Modern Writing, No. 3, edited by William Phillips and Philip Rahv. New York: Berkley, January 1956, softcover; 59.13, 67.11, 82.19. Although Cornhill is not listed on the acknowledgments page in 59.13, and The Berkley Book of Modern Writing is, Mailer says in the prefatory “advertisement” to the story that Cornhill has precedence.

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