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Drafted into the U.S. Army in January. On 7 January, he marries Bea, who joins the Waves and is commissioned. In February, completes his second novel, A Transit to Narcissus (also based on his work at Boston State Hospital), which is not published until 1978. On 27 March, is inducted into the army at Camp […]

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“A Calculus at Heaven.” In Cross-Section: A Collection of New American Writing, edited by Edwin Seaver, 317-53. New York: L.B. Fischer, April. Novella of Pacific combat, written for Robert Hillyer’s English A-5 class in Mailer’s senior year at Harvard. Mailer says in Advertisements for Myself (59.13) that it “does make an interesting contrast to The […]

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