“The Martyrdom of Mailer.” Profile-interview by Andrew O’Hagan. Guardian Weekend (London), 30 August, 10–12, 14, 17–19; cover photograph of Mailer by Frank Ockenfels. Despite several errors in his profile, O’Hagan does provide some thoughtful Mailer quotations: on The Naked and the Dead (48.2), immigrant to America and the identity crises they faced, current literary criticism, Vietnam, Harlot’s Ghost (91.26), socialism and Christianity, The Gospel According to the Son (97.13), and Ernest Hemingway:
|“||I once wrote that for years he hadn’t written anything that would bother an eight-year old….I might have felt what I said, but, after all, the man had been working in the vineyard all his life, and you wouldn’t say that of an old grape-picker. But now it’s my turn in the barrel.||”|
Accompanied by the first of three excerpts from 97.13; parts two and three appeared on 31 August and 1 September, respectively.