Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First French Edition; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [1-9], 10-304, [305-312] pages
Publisher: Paris: Éditions Bernard Grasset, 1967.
First French edition in just about Fine condition, French flaps, wraps ever so slightly tanned. Signed and inscribed in English by author Norman Mailer on the half title page. Originally published in 1951 as An American Dream, here translated from into French by Pierre Alien.
In his second novel, multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in "The Executioner's Song." In "American Dream," Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty.