97.23c

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“In the Name of the Son.” Article-interview by Alan Cadwick. The List (UK), 25 September-9 October, 20–21. In a London hotel, Mailer repeats what he has said in previous interviews, namely that the Gospels are “told intermittently well, and there are some extraordinary moments, but a lot of the time, it just doesn’t work.” He also criticizes his ex-wife Adele’s memoir, The Last Party (97.11), which was published at the same time as The Gospel According to the Son (97.13):