in Primary

88.11

“The Changing of the Guard.” Playboy, December, 86-88, 196-98. Advance excerpt from Harlot’s Ghost (91.26). Rpt: This excerpt (taken from the first pages of chapter 2, in “Omega-2,”) is an account of Hubbard’s affair with Chloe. A comparison with the final, book version demonstrates Mailer’s editorial scalpel; hardly a paragraph is untouched.