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“How Mailer Came to the Greatest Story Never Told.” Article by Alex Bellos. Guardian, 23 September, 3. Account of Mailer speaking to 200 people in a London cinema about The Gospel According to the Son (97.13). Originally, he said, he wanted to publish it anonymously and deny for three months that he didn’t write while claiming another writer has tried to plagiarize his style. But the publishers vetoed the idea. “I would have had fun, and the reviews would probably have been a little better.”

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