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“Mailer Uncensored.” Article by Mark Fisk. Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, MI), 17 May, 1A, 4a. Mailer defended his latest novel, The Gospel According to the Son (97.13) at the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival in a 90-minute monologue. He said that his wife, Norris, told him “You’ve done some stupid things in your life, but this is the stupidest.” He replied that he was now in his 70s and could “take some chances.” He also excoriated capitalism, saying that “the men of Mammon are running the world. I’m just enough of a Marxist still to see that money leeches out every other value out of human affairs.”