82.14

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“Mailer Talking.” Interview by Michiko Kakutani. New York Times Book Review, 6 June, 3, 38–41. On the occasion of the publication of Pieces and Pontifications (82.16), Mailer discusses the trajectory of his own career, the transition from “embattled artist” to “alchemical artist,” and comments on the power of Ernest Hemingway’s style. Rpt: 88.6; Kakutani’s The Poet at the Piano: Portraits of Writers, Filmmakers, Playwrights and Other Artists at Work. New York: Times Books, 1988.