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“Ex Libris.” Christian Century, 11 July, 865. Mailer was asked to answer this question: “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” He replied with the following list: Das Kapital, Vol. I, by Karl Marx; War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy; The Red and the Black, by Stendhal; The Function of the Orgasm, by Wilhelm Reich; Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D. H. Lawrence; Man’s Fate, by André Malraux; Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini; The Amateur Gentleman, by Jeffrey Farnol.