95.17a

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“Guess Who Came to the 1967 Vietnam War Protest Dinner?” Memoir by Suzanne Fields. Insight, 15 May, 40. An account by the Washington hostess who put on “the liberal party” attended by Mailer, Lowell, Macdonald, Paul Goodman and several others before the events chronicled in The Armies of the Night (68.8), who describes herself as “the mess sergeant for the armies of the night.” She retells the story of the dinner she put on, and adds that Mailer did send her back a copy of the book he borrowed, his novel Why Are We In Vietnam? (67.15), with this inscription: “I guess you can’t dine out on tales of my misconduct forever.”