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1962

Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters), Mailer’s first poetry collection, is published on 30 January. Many of the poems were written on scraps of paper when Mailer was drinking, which he did a lot of in 1961-62. In late February, divorces Adele in Juarez, Mexico. On 4 May, marries Jeanne Campbell, and in late […]

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“Norman Mailer.” Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, edited by Max John Herzberg. New York: T. Y. Crowell, 1962. For the “Comments” section of his entry, Mailer provided the following statement: I think the writers who have meant the most to me in forming a style which could contain what I wished to say were, in […]

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Conference Remarks. In Transcript of Proceedings of the 20-24 August International Writers’ Conference: “The Novel Today,” Edinburgh, 138 pp. Court stenographer’s mimeographed transcript (replete with egregious, humorous, errors) is a fascinating document. Mailer speaks several times, and co-chairs the final day’s session, “The Novel and the Future.” Details Mailer’s interaction with Mary McCarthy, Lawrence Durrell, […]

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“An Open Letter to JFK from Norman Mailer.” Village Voice, 20 December, 1, 7. Rpt: As “A Second Open Letter to JFK” in 63.37; 68.11.

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Responses and Reactions I. Commentary, December, 504-6. First of a series of six bi-monthly columns (December 1962-October 1963) devoted mainly to commentary on Martin Buber’s Tales of the Hasidim. Mailer’s first appearance in Commentary. Rpt: Partial in 63.37, 98.7. See 63.16, 63.17, 63.18, 63.19, 63.20.

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“An Impolite Interview with Norman Mailer.” By Paul Krassner. The Realist, no. 40 (December), 1, 13-16, 18-23, 10. Rpt: Partial in 63.37, 68.11, 82.16; complete in Best of “The Realist,” edited by Paul Krassner. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1984. See 93.8b.[Full text Off-site.]

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“Sing the Ballad of the Sad Saint.” Esquire, December, 169. Poem. Accompanied by 62.19. Rpt: As “The Ride of the Sad Saint” in 66.11 (without 62.19).

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The Big Bite. Esquire, December, 168. Column, second in a series. Comment on the suicides of the spy, Henry Soblen, and Ernest Hemingway, and on American heroism as manifested by John Glenn. Accompanied by 62.20. Rpt: 63.37 (partial, and without 62.20), 13.1. See 62.18, 63.2-63.13.

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The Big Bite. Esquire, November, 134. First of a series of 14 monthly columns (November 1962-December 1963). Comment on the passing of Marilyn Monroe and Ernest Hemingway. Rpt: 63.37 (partial), 13.1. See 62.19, 63.2-63.13.

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“U.S. Perils Return Bout.” Article by Leonard Lewin. New York Mirror, 29 September. Final article on Liston’s press conference. Mailer is quoted: “I pick Floyd Patterson to knock you out in the sixth.” Liston replied, “He’s still drunk.”

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