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Author Name:    MAILER, Norman

Title:   American Dream. 1st UK in dj

Publisher:    Andre Deutsch, London, 1965, 

Seller ID:   751

MAILER, Norman. An American Dream. (L.) : Andre Deutsch, (1965). First UK Edition. Pp. (8),9-271,(1). 8vo, green cloth. 'An American Dream is Norman Mailer's first novel in nine years. He wrote it at a high pitch, each chapter appearing in Esquire while he was still at work on the next: a method nowunusual but common enough among the great novelists of the nineteenth cent ury, which contributed much to the quivering tension of the story. The theme of challenge suggested by Mailer's choice of this method is very much a part of the book. His hero challenges the Devil himself. Stephen Rojack kills his wife, lies to the police, is interrogated by them, discovers a woman,his wife's opposite, in whom he senses the truth and strength he longs for . The ingredients of his story are deliberately those familiar from many a thriller or movie - murder, suspense, sex - but Rojack lives these experiences with a fierce intensity which shatters their popular image and reveals extraordinary meanings behind them. He is a man who believes in God and theDevil, and to whom God is courage, not love. His actions become explosivel y significant because he feels that any one of them might open the crack through which the Devil's power, or that of God, could flood in." - from the dj. Fine in fine unclipped dj. 35.00


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