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“Norman Mailer Burning as His Democrats Fiddle.” Article-interview by Mary Ann Grossmann. St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch, 24 October. Telephone interview in advance of Mailer’s 24 October appearance at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Mailer comments briefly on novel-writing, movie-making, and politics in this error-laden piece. “I thought the ’80s were going to have a little spark,” he said. “Ronald Reagan took care of that. We’ve had watered-down maple syrup for eight years.”