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“Mailer’s Manhattan.” Interview by Michael Mailer. Details, January, 64–67. Mailer recalls the Manhattan of his earlier years, including going to Harlem on Saturday night: “We had a couple of black friends who had parties. They were poor so they gave rent parties. You paid to get in and then paid for your drinks. A friend who didn’t have money and needed it could make $100 a night.” He also praises Don DeLillo’s 1998 novel, Underworld: “He recreates the Italian part of the Bronx back in the 50’s in a way no one else has ever done.”