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“Freedom for Convict-Author: Complex and Conflicting Tale.” Article by M. A. Farber. New York Times, 17 August, Sec. A, p. 1, Sec. B, p. 4. Report on Jack H. Abbott, his prison life, literary prospects and flight from New York City authorities who sought him for murder. Excerpts from Mailer’s 15 April 1980 letter to Utah authorities on Abbott’s behalf are quoted. See earlier Times articles by Farber on 20 and 26 July; 80.9, other 1981 and 1982 entries.