The Executioner’s Song, Mailer’s third and most important collaboration with Lawrence Schiller, is published on 15 October, with excerpts appearing in Playboy, October-December. Based on over 15,000 pages of interviews, letters, media reports, legal and medical documents, this 1,056-page narrative tells the life story of Gary Gilmore, a Utah double murderer who fights to have […]
“Mailer on the ’70s—Decade of ‘Image, Skin Flicks and Porn.’” U.S. News and World Report, 10 December, 57-58. Essay. Summary of Mailer’s views on several topics: the 70s, journalism, technology, literary perspective and the blockbuster novel.