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“Norman Mailer: ‘The Time of Her Time.’” In Writer’s Choice: Each of Twenty American Authors Introduces His Own Best Story, edited by Rust Hills, 251-77. New York: David McKay. In a 271-word preface to the story, Mailer says that his “credentials as a writer of short stories are, say the word, compact,” and therefore choosing “The Time of Her Time” was not hard. He goes on to say that Walter Minton of G.P. Putnam’s confided in him that publishing the story in 59.13 made Minton realize that Lolita could be published in the U.S. Rpt: Mailer shortens this preface when he reprints it and the story in The Time of Our Time (98.7). See 61.15, 67.11, 68.32.

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