Visits Russia for the first time in March; returns with Norris in June. In June, receives an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Mercy College in White Plains, NY. On 11 July, he is elected president of the PEN American Center for a two-year term. Preceded by excerpts in Vanity Fair, Tough Guys Don’t Dance, […]
“Huckleberry Finn, Alive at 100.” New York Times Book Review, 9 December, 1, 36-37. Essay. Mailer’s only extended comment on nineteenth-century American literature, and one of his finest literary essays. Rpt: Chicago Tribune Magazine, 27 January 1985; 85.12, 98.7, MO.