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ISBN13: 9780375700705
ISBN10: 0375700706
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Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. He died in 2007.

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lukas, February 18, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
After the relative failure of his third book, "The Deer Park (my theory for why it failed: it sucked), Mailer took nearly a decade off from novels, returning in 1965 with "An American Dream," the story of a man who murders his wife. The heavy-handed irony of the title is a clear reference to Dreiser's "An American Tragedy," which is also about a man who murders a woman. This is Mailer at his most brutal, unhinged and libidinous and it's a thoroughly ugly and unpleasant read, with absurd sex scenes redolent of Lawrence, a treatment of women that borders on misogyny and a badly calculated scene where Mailer tries to imitate "black" speech. Truly terrible.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700705
Author:
Mailer, Norman
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Psychology, pathological
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal relationships
Subject:
Sex addiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19990504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.01x5.21x.63 in. .52 lbs.

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