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“Judge Gives Mailer a Break.” Article by unidentified writer. New York Mirror, 5 May. Account of Mailer pleading guilty on 4 May to stabbing his wife. He said, “I feel I did a lousy, dirty, cowardly thing,” and the judge postponing sentencing him for six months and put him on probation, saying “I intend to gamble on you.” Mailer’s attorney, Joseph Brill, described him as “a genius” whose “contribution to the culture of our civilization should not be impaired for even a minute.”