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In April, is accepted to the editorial board of the college’s literary magazine, The Harvard Advocate, which that same month publishes “The Greatest Thing in the World.” In late spring, it wins Story magazine’s eighth annual college contest and a $100 prize, and gains some attention from New York publishers. In May, he is elected […]

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“The Greatest Thing in the World.” Harvard Advocate, April, 3-6, 24-28. Story. Original title: “The Suckers and the Setup.” Written for Mailer’s sophomore writing class, English 1-A, taught by Robert Gorham David, who encouraged him to submit it to Story magazine’s eighth annual college contest under the name Norman K[ingsley]. Mailer. It won the first […]

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