“Publishing: Mailer Talks about His New Thriller.” Article-interview by Edwin McDowell. New York Times, 8 June, Sec. C, p. 28. Another, and the most complete, account of the Random House dinner in Washington, D.C. given to promote the forthcoming 84.17. Mailer described the murder mystery as being “like an illegitimate baby—it was written in two months, therefore born out of wedlock, and I’m struck by the fact that the event took place.” See 84.5, 84.6, 84.30.