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Elizabeth Anne (“Betsy”) born to Adele 28 September.

On 6 November, Putnam’s publishes Advertisements for Myself, an omnibus volume containing new and previously published work, including “The White Negro,” critical assessments of his contemporaries, and “The Mind of an Outlaw,” his essay on the struggle to write and publish The Deer Park. Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books publishes “The White Negro” in pamphlet form.

Norman Mailer (1959)