in Primary, Works

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“The Man Who Studied Yoga.” In New Short Novels 2, 1-29. New York: Ballantine, early May, simultaneously as a softcover. Novella (with brief prefatory comment on unnumbered page facing p. 1) intended as preface to a cycle of eight interlocking novels (The Deer Park [55.4] was the only novel of the cycle to be published). One of only a couple of times Mailer uses an omniscient narrator in fiction, the others being “Advertisements for Myself on the Way Out” (58.4) and The Castle in the Forest (07.10). Rpt: 59.13 (with revised and expanded preface), 67.11, 82.19, 98.7. See 58.4.

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