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Conference remarks and court testimony related to William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch. In Contemporary Literary Censorship: The Case History of Burroughs’s “Naked Lunch,” by Michael Barry Goodman. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. Mailer’s comments on Naked Lunch, given as a participant in the International Writers’ Conference, Edinburgh International Festival, 20–24 August 1962, are quoted by Goodman, 153–155. Mailer’s later testimony in support of Naked Lunch at its June 1965 censorship trial in Boston is also quoted, 195–200. The entire story is told again by the chief lawyer for the defense: Edward de Grazia, Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius, with new material, including quotes from Mailer (92.12). See 62.24, 65.1, 65.13, 96.7, 9.14a.