48.3

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"The Author". Article-interview by R.G. Saturday Review, 8 May, 10. This profile with brief comments from Mailer (on problems of characterization, his early jobs, the poverty of American letters), accompanies Maxwell Geismar's highly laudatory and influential review. Saturday Review was the first magazine to give Mailer a cover story; a drawing of Mailer by Hal McIntosh based on the jacket photo of 48.2 is on the cover of this issue. See 48.8.