in Days

1970

In January, testifies at the trial of the “Chicago Seven.”

On 18 April, is awarded Harvard University’s Signet Society Medal for Achievement in the Arts.

In early May, he serves a two-day sentence for his 1967 conviction for transgressing a police line at the Pentagon. Also in May, Managing Mailer, an account of the Mailer-Breslin campaign by Joe Flaherty, Mailer’s campaign manager, is published.

Norman Mailer (1970)

He summers in Maine with five of his children and Carol Stevens, the first of several August sojourns there.

In August, “Maidstone” is shown at the Venice Film Festival, and Mailer visits Ezra Pound, who later says he admires all of the poems in Deaths for the Ladies.