83.21

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“The Impish Iconoclast at 60.” Article-interview by Paul Gray and Janice C. Simpson. Time, 18 April, 82–84; cover photograph of Mailer (inset). Time has only rarely had a good word to say about Mailer; the string continues here in a long (for Time) piece centering on 83.18. Includes quotes from Mailer friends Buzz Farbar, José Torres, Scott Meredith and E.L. Doctorow, and from his comments at the University of Pennsylvania in March. Also includes Mailer’s warm appreciation of John Updike: “He has great wisdom as a writer.” Accompanied by Gray’s negative review of the novel. See 83.12, 83.1483.16, 83.35.