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“Page Six: Knife? Nice! Norm Told Styron.” Column by Frank DiGiacomo and Joanna Molloy. New York Post, 21 October, 6. Mailer and William Styron deny that Mailer, in 1954, spoke with admiration about an acquaintance stabbing a woman, as reported in Carl Rollyson’s biography of Mailer (91.22). Mailer says, “My reaction was not admiration, but awe. I was bewildered. I felt that it was absolutely outside my compass. I wondered, ‘How does anyone get to that fever pitch?’ The irony is that I learned how.” See 60.11.