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You’re in the Lap of History.” Interview by Malcolm Jones. Newsweek, 27 January 2003, 62–64, 66. The focus is on Mailer’s new book, The Spooky Art (03.7). Mailer also talks about his health; the new (secret) novel he has completed 200 pages of (The Castle in the Forest[1]); the Iraq War, Provincetown (“Nobody gives a damn what you do. Or what you did. Nobody’s that taken with your importance”); and how his past is used “like a stick to poke at an old lion between the bars.” He says of the assault on his second wife, Adele:

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