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Letter to the Editor. The Humanist, July/August. Mailer’s updates his definition of what a humanist is (his old one appeared in the October-November, 1951 issue), by stating that the Impressionist and post-Impressionists  “were still painting out of a world where proportions of the human himself” were still in evidence, whereas in the current period art “is something much larger, much colder, and certainly more apathetic” to human life. Rpt: SLNM.