79.26

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“A Murderer’s Tale: Norman Mailer Talking to Melvyn Bragg.” Interview. Listener, 15 November, 660–662; cover photograph of Mailer. Conducted in early 1979 at Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment, this important interview was broadcast in a greatly truncated form on BBC’s “The South Bank Show” before appearing in the same form in Listener. Contains extended discussion of 79.14, including Gilmore’s suicide attempt, his relations with the media, fan mail, and Mailer’s views on the documentary novel. Rpt: 88.6.