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77.14

Comments. In “The Prisoner of Sex.” In We Must March My Darlings: A Critical Decade, by Diana Trilling, passim. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The best report on “A Dialogue on Women’s Liberation” at Town Hall in New York, 30 April 1971. Rpt: Critical Essays on Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon. Boston: G.K. […]

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77.13

Comments. In Shadow Box, by George Plimpton, passim. New York: Putnam’s. Mailer is quoted at length in Plimpton’s book on boxing. Both of them covered the 1974 Muhammad Ali-George Foreman boxing match in Zaire. Rpt: As “Hunter Thompson and Norman Mailer” in The Best of Plimpton, edited by George Plimpton. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, […]

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77.12

“Norman Mailer: Writer.” Interview by Francesco Scavullo. In Scavullo on Men, by Francesco Scavullo, with Bob Colacello and Sean Byrnes, 126-29. New York: Random House. Focus on personal issues: marriage, divorce, children, drugs, clothes, health and aging.

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77.11

“Writers’ Writers.” New York Times Book Review, 4 December, 3, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74. Mailer and 20 other writers respond to the question: “Who is the living writer you most admire?” Mailer says, “Good lord, I think it’s Henry Miller. Among writers nearer to my own age, I confess to a vast admiration for […]

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77.10

“A Transit to Narcissus.” New York Times Book Review, 4 December, 9, 94. Advance publication of Mailer’s introduction to his novel of the same title, written in 1942-43 and published in 1978. See 78.2.

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77.9

“Still Feuding after All These Years, Gore and Norman Stage Fight Night at Lally’s.” Article by unidentified writer. People Weekly, 14 November, 42-43. More comment on the Mailer-Vidal fight. See 77.4–77.8, 85.6, 91.3.

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77.8

“Newsmakers.” Article by unidentified writer. Newsweek, 7 November, 67, 69. Mailer and Vidal add final words on their fight in this summary. See 77.4–77.7, 77.9, 85.6, 91.3.

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77.7

“Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots.” Esquire, November, 125-48. Listed on the table of contents page under the heading “The Big Bite” (see 62.18). Essay-memoir in which Mailer recalls his appearances on television programs with Mike Wallace (see 58.2, 58.7, 73.19, 73.23), Truman Capote and Dorothy Parker (see 59.3, 73.22), […]

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77.6

“‘The Fight,’ Starring Mailer and Vidal.” Article by Nancy Collins. Boston Globe, 28 October, 24-25. Another report on the Mailer-Vidal fight, with quotes from participants and observers. See 77.4, 77.5, 77.7–77.9, 85.6, 91.3.

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