“Discovering Jack H. Abbott.” New York Review of Books, 11 June, 15–16. Titled “A Vision of Hell” on the cover, Mailer’s essay accompanies two notes by Abbott, “On Women” and “On Nature.” In it, Mailer explains how he met Abbott during the time he was writing The Executioner’s Song (79.14). Rpt: With a few very minor changes, as Introduction to In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison, by Jack Henry Abbott. New York: Random House, late June. Rpt: 13.1. See 80.9, other 1981, 1982 entries and 13.2, 551–566.