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“The Rich, Famous, Talented and Powerful Resolve….” Article-interview by Deirdre Carmody. New York Times, 1 January, Sec. C, p. 21. A number of notables, including Mailer, Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr., David Rockefeller, Ralph Nader, Julia Child, Alice Roosevelt Longworth and a dozen others, were asked to give their objectives for the coming year. Mailer’s full reply: “To work on a novel….Just those five words, to work on a novel.”