Norman Mailer’s Letters on An American Dream, 1963–1969. Edited by J. Michael Lennon. Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press, August. 124 pp., $150.
Dedication: “For Donna, Stephen, Joseph and James. With a special appreciation for the students of English 397, Norman Mailer Seminar, at Wilkes University.”
Limited, numbered edition of 110, signed by Mailer and editor. A compilation of 76 letters to family, friends, literary associates and admirers concerning the 1964 serial publication in Esquire of Mailer’s fourth novel, its subsequent publication in revised form by Dial Press in 1965 (65.7), and the 1966 Warner Brothers film version. Contains 14 illustrations (10 in color), four appendices, critical introduction, and index. Advance excerpt of nine of the letters appeared in Provincetown Arts 19 (summer 2004), 109–113. Sixteen of the letters appear in 14.3.