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The Armies of the Night wins several awards: National Book Award in arts and letters (12 March); George Polk Memorial Award for magazine reporting (27 March); Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction (5 May). In addition, Miami and the Siege of Chicago is a finalist for the National Book Award in the history and biography category. […]

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“The Psychology of Astronauts.” Life, 14 November, 50-60, 62-63. Nonfiction narrative. Second of a three-part series on the 1969 moon shot, later incorporated with much reordering into Of a Fire on the Moon (71.1). See 69.81, 70.1.

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Foreword to The End of Obscenity: The Trials of “Lady Chatterley,” “Tropic of Cancer” and “Fanny Hill,” by Charles Rembar, vii-xi. London: Deutsch, September. The 1968 American edition (New York: Random House) does not contain Mailer’s foreword or introduction. It does carry a jacket blurb from Mailer taken from the first sentence of the foreword: […]

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“A Fire on the Moon.” Life, 29 August, 24-41; cover photograph of Mailer. Nonfiction narrative, the first of five by Mailer in Life. First of a three-part series on the 1969 moon shot, later incorporated with much reordering into Of a Fire on the Moon (71.1). According to the “Editor’s Note: Norman Mailer at the […]

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Running against the Machine: A Grass Roots Race for the New York Mayoralty by Norman Mailer, Jimmy Breslin, Peter Maas, Gloria Steinem and others. Edited by Peter Manso. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, late August; simultaneously as a softcover. Miscellany, 313 pp., $6.95. Articles, debates, interviews, position papers, speeches and columns concerning the campaign of […]

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“Shoot-for-the-Moon Mailer: An Interview with Norman Mailer on the Literary Life and Practical Politics.” By Leticia Kent. Vogue, 15 August, 86-89, 139. Conducted in May before the primary election for mayor, Kent’s interview focuses on the tension between literature and politics, writing and action. Rpt: 69.80.

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“Dear Norman Mailer.” Article-interview by Irma Kurtz. Sunday Express (Johannesburg), 6 July, 1, 4. A 2,500-word portrait of Mailer buttressed by engaging quotes from an interview at Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment: “I’m in a pleasant position right now because I don’t know what I’m up to. I’m not burning with a mission. I’m free to […]

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“Be My Guest, Norman Mailer.” New York Post, 1 July, 57. James A. Wechsler turns his column over to Mailer for a post-mortem. Mailer counters the “liberal canon, cemented in concrete, that we ruined Herman Badillo’s chance of winning the mayoralty primary.” Rpt: 69.80.

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“A Literary Ticket for the 51st State.” Article by Richard Woodley. Life, 30 June, 71-72. New and old quotes stitched into an overview of the campaign, appearing after Mailer and Breslin lost on 17 June.

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“A Candid Talk with Mailer (Who Wants to Be Mayor of New York).” Article-interview by Joe Walker. Muhammad Speaks (New York), 20 June, 11-12. Focuses on minority rights and educational access. Concludes: “To be continued,” but part two has not been located.

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