“CIA, FBI ‘Threaten Nation.’” Article by unidentified writer. Kansas City Times, 22 April. Report of Mailer’s 21 April speech at Wichita State University on the need to create intelligence agencies to counter the CIA and FBI. “What we are speaking about here,” he said, “is an invisible government that has powers that are huge, undefined and uncertain even to themselves.” See 73.2, 73.10, 74.6, 75.4.


“A Preface to The Joker.” Partisan Review 42 (spring), 9-22. Rpt: 74.14, 82.16 (partial).


“The CIA vs. Democracy.” Counter-Spy 2 (spring/summer), 40. Essay. Dated 24 January, Mailer’s contribution to the magazine he helped found focuses on the sins of the CIA and the role of “The Fifth Estate” as “homeopathic medicine—one small drop for a large disease.” See 73.2, 73.10, 74.6, 75.6.


“The Murder File.” In Marilyn: A Biography. New York: Warner, March, softcover, 340-51, $2.50. Consists of Mailer’s 18 July 1973 press release on Monroe’s sudden death (see 73.19, 73.33, 75.1) with new prefatory and concluding comments, as the final chapter of this reprint edition of 73.30.


The Rolling Stone Interview, Part II: Sympathy for the Devil.” By Richard Stratton. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Rolling Stone, 16 January, 42-43, 45-47, 54, 56-57. Contains Mailer’s longest interview discussion of God and the Devil since 59.2 (see 75.11, 82.15, 83.45, 89.11), and comment on a variety of other topics: Women’s Liberation, Ken Kesey, Thomas Pynchon, his novel-in-progress (Ancient Evenings, 83.18), the Rolling Stones and rock and roll, Patti Hearst, LSD, Ulysses S. Grant and literary deadlines: “Literature is not a temple. Literature is an act. If you’re a working literary man, it’s obviously analogous to a sexual act. You’re better on some days than on others.” Rpt: As the second part of “In Search of the Devil” in 82.16 (partial). See 75.1.


“The Rolling Stone Interview, Part I: Aquarius Hustling.” By Richard Stratton. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Rolling Stone, 2 January, 41-47, 71. Extended discussion of Marilyn: A Biography (73.30), which includes the full text of Mailer’s press release on Monroe’s death (see 73.33, 75.3), followed by comment on Truman Capote and Charles Manson. Mailer refers to an earlier interview with Buzz Farbar (73.40) at the beginning of the interview. Rpt: As the first part of “In Search of the Devil” in 82.16 (partial). See 75.2.