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1995

Preceded by excerpts in The New Yorker and New York Review of Books, Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery is published on 12 May. Receives honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on 27 May. Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man: An Interpretive Biography is published on 15 October. It receives […]

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Preface to Writers: Photographs, by Sally Soames, 9. San Francisco: Chronicle Books; London: Deutsch. Mailer praises Soames, who uses only available light, in his 454-word preface to this collection of photographs of 83 writers, accompanied by a quote from the work of each. Mailer’s quote is the opening paragraph of Advertisements for Myself (59.13). See […]

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Palimpsest: A Memoir. By Gore Vidal. New York: Random House. Vidal describes his first meeting with Mailer, and other encounters, here.

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“Tolstoy and Chekov.” Paris Review 137 (winter), 48-49. Mailer recounts a story, perhaps apocryphal, of a conversation between the two great Russian writers.

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Interview by Michael K. Glenday, 21 October 1991; and Mailer letter to him, 10 December 1993. In Norman Mailer, by Michael K. Glenday, 130, 138, respectively. New York: St. Martin’s, 1995. Two quotes from one of Mailer’s press conference interviews during a British publicity tour for Harlot’s Ghost (91.26), and one from a later letter, […]

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“Scholarship Gets Boost from Mailer’s Speech.” Article by unidentified writer. Atkins (Arkansas) Chronicle, 6 December, 1. Visiting the hometown of his wife Norris Church, Mailer spoke at Arkansas Tech on 4 December, answering questions on various current events, including the O.J. Simpson trial, the war in Bosnia, welfare reform and the end of the Cold […]

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“Dysfunctionally Literate.” Column by Brad Wieners. Bay Guardian, December, 3. Encountering Mailer at a cocktail party on 6 November in San Francisco, Wieners tells him that he just read (in The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower) that he had been forced to change “fuck” to “fug” in The Naked and the Dead (48.2). Mailer explains that […]

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“Self-Propelled: Mailer—with Ego Intact—Looks at Picasso’s Early Years.” Article-interview by John Barron. Chicago Sun-Times, 26 November. Besides commenting on his interest in Picasso’s early life in this piece, Mailer discusses political parties, Newt Gingrich, religion in America and the decline of interest in good novels.

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“At Last, a Norman Conquest.” Article-interview by Alan W. Petrucelli. Cape Cod Times, 20 November, Sec. C, pp. 1-2. Mailer again speaks of the painters he knew in Provincetown—Franz Kline, Hans Hoffman, Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler—and his love of the town in this interview centered on 95.38. “Provincetown,” he says, “may be a joke […]

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