“Mailer, at 60, Unveils Novel of Escapism.” Article-interview by Nicholas A. Basbanes. (Worcester) Evening Gazette, 2 February. The first of several reports on Mailer’s 28 January luncheon with out-of-town newspaper book editors at New York’s Lotos Club to discuss the forthcoming Ancient Evenings (83.18). Basbanes appears to have greatly truncated the conversations he reports. See 83.3–83.5, 83.7.