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Preface to The Joker, by Jean Malaquais, 11–24. New York: Warner, September, softcover. Malaquais’s novel, originally published in the U.S. in 1954 by Doubleday, was reissued with Mailer’s preface as part of Warner’s “Rediscovery Series.” Malaquais, one of Mailer’s closest friends and his mentor in the 40s and 50s, translated The Naked and the Dead (48.2) into French, and is the dedicatee of Barbary Shore (51.1). Rpt: 75.5; without the third of its three parts as “My Friend, Jean Malaquais” in Pieces and Pontifications (82.16); complete in Rediscoveries II: Important Writers Select Their Favorite Works of Neglected Fiction, edited by David Madden and Peggy Bach. New York: Carroll and Graf, 1988.