An American Dream

An American Dream

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by Norman Mailer
     
 

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Few modern American novels have ignited more controversy and contention than this story of Stephen Richards Rojack, war hero and congressman turned professor and television personality. From the moment Rojack murders his maddening wife and begins his desperate flight through the underground of the city and the soul, the reader is caught up in a tale of savage sexual… See more details below

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Few modern American novels have ignited more controversy and contention than this story of Stephen Richards Rojack, war hero and congressman turned professor and television personality. From the moment Rojack murders his maddening wife and begins his desperate flight through the underground of the city and the soul, the reader is caught up in a tale of savage sexual and psychological candor, dazzling social observation, and intense moral relevance. Onto this environment Mailer impresses is singular imagination, creating a classic world of action and horror that takes on the dimensions of an American myth.

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"A writer of the greatest and most reckless talents." —The New Yorker"A devastatingly alive and original creative mind." —Life"A work of fierce concentration. . . . Perfectly, and often brilliantly, realistic [with] . . . a pattern of remarkable imaginative coherence and intensity." —Harper's

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ISBN-13:
9780007204960
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2007

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From the Publisher
"A writer of the greatest and most reckless talents."
The New Yorker

"A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."
Life

"A work of fierce concentration. . . . Perfectly, and often brilliantly, realistic [with] . . . a pattern of remarkable imaginative coherence and intensity."
Harper's

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