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“Unbloodied by the Critical Pounding, Norman Mailer Defends the Egyptian Novel That Took a Decade to Write.” Interview by George Plimpton. People Weekly, 30 May, 53–54, 59–60. Brief, penetrating interview in which Mailer discusses his research for 83.18, his fondness for describing odors, and his difficulties with plot. Rpt: 88.6.