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Norman Mailer: Works and Days
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“Literary Ghosts Keep Mailer True to Ambition of Greatness.” Article-Interview by unidentified writers. AP wire story, Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), 6 October, E6. Another report from Mailer’s mini-press conference with six reports at Random house in late September. Responding to a question about the extraordinary length of Harlot’s Ghost (91.26), Mailer said, “There are too many short novels. I like a book that you can pick up and read and feel you’ve really had an experience.” He added that he’d “never had a day yet when I haven’t wondered if I could do this,” keep writing. “I think I am a very good writer. Great writers change your life. Very good writers alter it.”