97.22

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“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:

Accompanied by the first of three excerpts from 97.13; parts two and three appeared on 31 August and 1 September, respectively.