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1976

On 25 February, he is awarded the Gold Medal for Literature by the National Arts Club. Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions, 1960-1972, is published on 1 April. In September, he profiles presidential candidate Jimmy Carter for the New York Times Magazine. Preceded by an excerpt in American Review, Genius and Lust: A Journey through the […]

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Foreword to St. Patrick’s Day with Mayor Daley, and Other Things Too Good to Miss, by Eugene Kennedy, ix-xiii. New York: Seabury.

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Preface to Papa: A Personal Memoir, by Gregory H. Hemingway, M.D., xi-xiii. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Rpt: As “Papa and Son” in 82.16.

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Mailer and the Times of His Time. By Jonathan Middlebrook. San Francisco: Bay Books, 1976. Extended personal essay on Mailer’s ties to American romantics, including a comic account of his first meeting with Mailer and a number of Mailer’s comments. Rpt: Mailer Review (2014).

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The Inn and Us. By Anne Edwards and Stephen Citron. New York: Random House. Memoir by the couple who ran an inn-nightclub in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Mailer’s fifth wife, Carol Stevens sang, and where Mailer got into a head-butting contest, which is memorably described.

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Letter to Elsa Lanchester. In Charles Laughton: An Intimate Biography, by Charles Higham, 197-98. Mailer wrote to Laughton’s widow detailing the five days he had spent with him discussing a screenplay for The Naked and the Dead (48.2). Laughton finished a draft of the screenplay, but because of financial problems he never completed a final […]

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“New Yorkers, etc.” Article by Charlotte Curtis. New York Times, 20 December, Sec. C, p. 14. Mailer is quoted briefly in a report on a 14 December party for Richard and Doris Kearns Goodwin at his Brooklyn Heights apartment.

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“Mailer’s Poetry Reading at the Y Rated A for Effort, X for Content.” Article by Israel Shenker. New York Times, 14 December, 24. Report, with brief quotations, of a Mailer reading at New York’s 92nd Street Y.M.- Y.W.H.A., where he read from Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) (62.3) and other works, including his […]

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“Mailer Takes on the Heavyweight Novel.” Article-interview by Herbert Mitgang. New York Times, 10 December, Sec. C, p. 24. Mailer discusses his novel-in-progress, Ancient Evenings (83.18), with additional comment on Henry Miller and Saul Bellow, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature the same day: “To my surprise, I felt good about Saul getting it, […]

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“Trial of the Warlock.” Playboy, December, 121-24, 126, 132, 232, 235-36, 240, 243-44, 246, 249-52, 254, 256. Screenplay adaptation of J.K. Huysmans’s 1891 novel, Lá-Bas. Playboy gave “Warlock” its annual award for best major work in fiction; it tied with an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slapstick. Rpt: Playboy Stories: The Best of Forty Years of […]

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