Book #60123

Un Rêve Américain [An American Dream]

Norman Mailer
Un Rêve Américain [An American Dream]. Norman Mailer.
Un Rêve Américain [An American Dream]

Binding: Softcover
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.

Price: $139.00

Author Bio

Norman Mailer

Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey) was an American author, screenwriter, essayist, and poet. Mailer, along with Truman Capote and others, is known for his “innovation of narrative nonfiction”, the process of superimposing an essay on a nonfiction novel. In 1948, he published The Naked and the Dead, as a reflection on his military service in WWII. This novel became a New York Times bestseller for 62 weeks and was acclaimed “one of the one hundred best novels in English language” by the Modern Library. Norman Mailer died on November 10, 2007 in New York City.

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