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“A Riff on Hemingway.” Paris Review, no. 167 (fall 2003), 267-70. Fiftieth Anniversary Number. Poems (with editor’s title). First published in Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings (03.17), where they were slightly different. It is possible, even likely, that they were submitted to Paris Review before Modest Gifts was published.

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Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings. New York: Random House, spring. 275 pp. $14.95. Dedication: “To Norris.” Soft cover. A reprint of the majority of Mailer’s poems (some revised) from two earlier works: his 1962 collection, Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) (62.3), and his 1966 miscellany, Cannibals ad Christians (66.11), along with a suite […]

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Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters). New York: Putnam’s, 30 March; simultaneously as a softcover; London: Deutsch, softcover only. Poems, 252 unnumbered pp., $4. Republished with preface by Mailer. New York: New American Library, December 1971 (71.31). Dedication: “To Jean Campbell.” Rpt: In 72.7 and 82.19 (preface only). A number of these poems are […]

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