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“‘Three Cheers for Good Marks’: Writers on Their Prizes.” New York Times Book Review, 16 November, 3, 46. Excerpts from the National Book Awards acceptance speeches of William Faulkner, W.H. Auden, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Joyce Carol Oates, Gloria Naylor and Mailer, who won the 1969 award in the arts and letters category for The Armies of the Night (68.8). His speech provided the title for this piece. The full speech appears in Existential Errands (72.7). See 69.3, 69.4.