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“Night of the Norman Conquests.” Article-interview by Paul Slansky. New York, 3 December, 6. Account of Mailer’s exchanges with a line of people at a Manhattan B. Dalton bookstore where he signed copies of The Executioner’s Song (79.14). One woman in the long line said, “This is like going to communion. Mailer replied, “You must have sinned a lot.” Asked if he was writing another book, he said, “Always. That’s how I make my living.”