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“Deborah—from An American Dream.” In This Is My Best: In the Third Quarter of the Century, edited by Whit Burnett, 99-110. New York: Doubleday, late September (?). The selection chosen—the murder of Deborah from chapter 1 of An American Dream (65.7)—is prefaced by a 313-word letter in which Mailer characterizes his novel as “a tea ceremony on the edge of a cliff,” and calls it “my best book.” Rpt: 14.3.