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“Browsing Through Mailer’s ‘Cannibals.’” Article-interview by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. New York Times, 6 November, C24. The author explores the connections between the poem, “The Executioner’s Song,” that Mailer published in Cannibals and Christians (66.11), and the nonfiction narrative of the same name that he published in 1979. Mailer said, “I wanted to put the poem at the beginning, but I thought it would prove misleading. It doesn’t have much to do with the book. The executioner in the novel [sic] might after all be Gary Gilmore.”