65.20

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“In This Corner, Norman Mailer: Never the Champion, Always the Challenger.” Article by Brock Brower. Life, 24 September, 94–96, 98, 100, 102, 105–106, 109–112, 115, 117. First major biographical article on Mailer, who is quoted throughout, as are his family, friends and contemporaries. Rpt: As “Norman” in Brower’s collection, Other Loyalties: A Politics of Personality. New York: Atheneum, 1968. Reprint concludes with “The Updating,” which quotes from Mailer’s telegrams of displeasure (“your piece . . . gelded the strongest remarks, and bypassed the work”) about the article and Brower’s subsequent reflections. See 65.21, 79.9.