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Dedication and acknowledgment: “To Beverly and to Michael Burks; an appreciation to Anne Barry, Richard Baron, Walter Minton, Harold Hayes, Donald Fine and not least, Scott Meredith.” Mailer’s fourth wife, Beverly Bentley, is the woman pictured on the dustwrapper of the first edition. Rpt: First appeared, in a different form, in ''Esquire'', January–August 1964 ([[64.2]]–[[64.9]]); partial in [[98.7]]. See [[63.13]], [[65.3]], [[65.5]], [[65.9]], [[65.11]], [[70.4]], [[70.14]], [[83.6]].
=====''An American Dream''. New York: Dial, 15 March. London: Deutsch, 26 April. Novel, 270 pp., $4.95.=====
 
 
 
Dedication and acknowledgment: "To Beverly and to Michael Burks; an appreciation to Anne Barry, Richard Baron, Walter Minton, Harold Hayes, Donald Fine and not least, Scott Meredith". Mailer's fourth wife, Beverly Bentley, is the woman pictured on the dustwrapper of the first edition. Rpt: First appeared, in a different form, in ''Esquire'', January–August 1964 ([[64.2]]–[[64.9]]); partial in [[98.7]]. See [[63.13]], [[65.3]], [[65.5]], [[65.9]], [[65.11]], [[70.4]], [[70.14]], [[83.6]].
 
  
 
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{{cquote|It’s a novel of suspense, not of intellectual action. I wanted an intellectual for a hero who was engaged in 32 hours of continuous action and so did not have time to cerebrate. But the only idea in ''An American Dream'' (it is the idea which I think makes the book so repellent to some reviewers) is that love is the one human condition we never capture without paying an extraordinary and continuing price. This is certainly not a new idea. But it is desperately out of fashion now, and besides — I did my best to pose this lone idea in as vivid and unendurable a manner as possible.|author=Norman Mailer |source=65.11}}
  
{{cquote|It's a novel of suspense, not of intellectual action. I wanted an intellectual for a hero who was engaged in 32 hours of continuous action and so did not have time to cerebrate. But the only idea in An American Dream (it is the idea which I think makes the book so repellent to some reviewers) is that love is the one human condition we never capture without paying an extraordinary and continuing price. This is certainly not a new idea. But it is desperately out of fashion now, and besides — I did my best to pose this lone idea in as vivid and unendurable a manner as possible.|author=Norman Mailer |source=65.11}}
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File:65-7.jpg|Cover of the first edition.
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|File:65-7.jpg|Front and spine of dust wrapper of the Dial Press edition.
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File:65-7c.jpg|British dust jacket.
 
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== Bibliography ==
 
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'''Reviews'''
 
* {{cite magazine |last=Aldridge |first=John W. |date=March 19, 1965 |title=The Big Comeback of Norman Mailer |url= |magazine=Life |location= |page=12 |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Bersani |first=Leo |date=1972 |chapter=Interpretation of Dreams |title=Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays |editor-last=Braudy |editor-first=Leo |url=https://archive.org/details/normanmailer00leob |location=Englewood Cliffs, NJ |publisher=Prentice-Hall, Inc. |pages=120–126 |isbn= }}
 
* {{cite news |last=Didion |first=Joan |date=April 20, 1965 |title=A Social Eye |url= |work=National Review |pages=329–330 |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite magazine |last=Epstein |first=Joseph |date=April 17, 1965 |title=Norman X: The Literary Man’s Cassius Clay |url= |magazine=New Republic |pages=22, 24–25 |publisher= |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite magazine |last=Hardwick |first=Elizabeth |date=Spring 1964 |title=Bad Boy |url= |magazine=Partisan Review |volume=32 |pages=291–294 |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Hyman |first=Stanley Edgar |date=1972 |chapter=Norman Mailer's Yummy Rump |title=Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays |editor-last=Braudy |editor-first=Leo |location=Englewood Cliffs, NJ |publisher=Prentice-Hall, Inc. |pages=104–108 |isbn= }}
 
* {{cite magazine |last=Poirier |first=Richard |date=June 1965 |title=Morbid-Mindedness |url= |magazine=Commentary |pages=91–94 |publisher=  }}
 
* {{cite news |last=Wolfe |first=Tom |date=March 14, 1965 |title=Son of Crime and Punishment, or: How to Go Eight Fast Rounds with the Heavyweight Champ and Lose |url= |work=Washington Post |location=Book Week |pages=1, 10, 12–13 |ref=harv }}
 
 
 
'''Essays'''
 
* {{cite journal |last1=Broer |first1=Lawrence R. |date=2016 |title=Meta-Modernism in ''An American Dream'' |url= |journal=The Mailer Review |volume=10 |issue=1 |pages=99–116 |access-date= |ref=harv}}
 
* {{cite book |last=Fetterley |first=Judith |editor-last=Lennon |editor-first=J. Michael |date=1986 |chapter=''An American Dream'': 'Hula, Hula,' Said the Witches |title=Critical Essays on Norman Mailer |location=Boston |publisher=G.K. Hall & Co. |pages=136–144 |ref=harv }}
 
* {{cite journal |last1=Glickman |first1=Susan |date=1982–1983 |title=The World as Will and Idea: A Comparative Study of ''An American Dream'' and ''Mr. Sammler's Planet'' |url= |journal=Modern Fiction Studies |volume=28 |issue= |pages=569–582 |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Gordon |first=Andrew |date=1980 |title=An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer  |location=London |publisher=Fairleigh Dickinson UP }}
 
* {{cite journal |last1=Langbaum |first1=Robert |date=Fall 1968 |title=Mailer's New Style |url= |journal=Novel |volume= |issue=|pages=69–78 |doi= |access-date= }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Leeds |first=Barry H. |date=1969 |title=[[The Structured Vision of Norman Mailer]] |location=New York |publisher=NYU Press |authormask=1 |ref=harv }}
 
* {{cite book |editor-last=Lennon |editor-first=J. Michael |date=2004 |title=Norman Mailer's Letters on ''An American Dream'', 1963–1969 |url= |location= |publisher=Sligo Press |page= |isbn= |ref=harv }}
 
* {{cite journal |last=McKinley |first=Maggie |title=Mailer's Modern Myth: Reexamining Violence and Masculinity in ''An American Dream'' |journal=The Mailer Review |date=Fall 2012 |volume=6 |issue=1 |pages=158–169 |ref=harv }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Millett |first=Kate |date=2016 |orig-year=1970 |title=Sexual Politics |chapter=Norman Mailer |url=https://archive.org/details/KateMillettSexualPolitics |location=New York |publisher=Columbia University Press |pages=314–335 |isbn=9780231174251  |ref=harv }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Solotaroff |first=Robert |date=1974 |title=Down Mailer's Way |url=https://archive.org/details/ert00robe |location=Urbana |publisher=U of Illinois P |page= |isbn= |author-link= }}
 
* {{cite book |last=Tanner |first=Tony |date=1971 |chapter=On the Parapet |title=City of Words: American Fiction 1950–1970 |url=https://archive.org/details/cityofwords00tony |location=New York |publisher=Harper & Row |pages=344–371 |isbn= }}
 
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An American Dream. New York: Dial, 15 March. London: Deutsch, 26 April. Novel, 270 pp., $4.95.

Dedication and acknowledgment: “To Beverly and to Michael Burks; an appreciation to Anne Barry, Richard Baron, Walter Minton, Harold Hayes, Donald Fine and not least, Scott Meredith.” Mailer’s fourth wife, Beverly Bentley, is the woman pictured on the dustwrapper of the first edition. Rpt: First appeared, in a different form, in Esquire, January–August 1964 (64.264.9); partial in 98.7. See 63.13, 65.3, 65.5, 65.9, 65.11, 70.4, 70.14, 83.6.

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