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“In and Out of Books: Mailer.” Article-interview by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. New York Times Book Review, 21 August, 8. Brief comment on the theatrical version of The Deer Park: A Play (67.13), and his novel-in-progress, Why Are We in Vietnam? (67.15). Mailer also tells his friend Lehmann-Haupt that he has never taken LSD. “I’m leery of it . . . too old. I’m an old-fashioned pothead, you know, though marijuana probably provides similar experiences.”