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Preface to Fiction Writer’s Handbook, by Hallie and Whit Burnett, xvii–xxi. New York: Harper and Row, prior to 9 November. Copy examined has date stamped “November 9 1975.” Mailer discusses the beginning of his writing career at Harvard under Theodore Morrison, Mark Schorer, Albert Guerard, Robert Gorham Davis and Murray Kempton. Mailer later explained that this Kempton was “not our Murray.” See 41.1, 77.2, 83.10.