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“In This Corner, Norman Mailer: Never the Champion, Always the Challenger.” Article by Brock Brower. Life, 24 September, 94-96, 98, 100, 102, 105-6, 109-12, 115, 117. First major biographical article on Mailer, who is quoted throughout, as are his family, friends and contemporaries. Rpt: As “Norman” in Brower’s collection, Other Loyalties: A Politics of Personality. New York: Atheneum, 1968. Reprint concludes with “The Updating,” which quotes from Mailer’s telegrams of displeasure (“your piece . . . gelded the strongest remarks, and bypassed the work”) about the article and Brower’s subsequent reflections. See 65.21, 79.9.