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  • Adams, Laura (1977). Existential Battles: the Growth of Norman Mailer. Athens: Ohio UP.
  • —, ed. (1974). Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up. Port Washington; London: Kennikat Press.
  • Aldridge, John W. (1966). Time to Murder and Create: The Contemporary Novel in Crisis. New York: David McKay.
  • Begiebing, Robert J. (1980). Acts of Regeneration: Allegory and Archetype in the Works of Norman Mailer. Columbia; London: University of Missouri Press.
  • Bloom, Harold, ed. (1986). Norman Mailer. Modern Critical Views. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House.
  • Braudy, Leo, ed. (1972). Norman Mailer: a Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Broer, Lawrence R. (2016). "Meta-Modernism in An American Dream". The Mailer Review. 10 (1): 99–116.
  • Bufithis, Philip (1978). Norman Mailer. New York: Frederick Ungar.
  • Cotkin, George (2003). Existential America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  • Dickstein, Morris (2002). Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Ehrlich, Robert (1978). Norman Mailer: The Radical as Hipster. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.
  • Fetterley, Judith (1986). "An American Dream: 'Hula, Hula,' Said the Witches". In Lennon, J. Michael. Critical Essays on Norman Mailer. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co. pp. 136–144.
  • — (1978). The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Glenday, Michael K. (1995). Norman Mailer. New York: St. Martins Press.
  • Glickman, Susan (1982–1983). "The World as Will and Idea: A Comparative Study of An American Dream and Mr. Sammler's Planet". Modern Fiction Studies. 28: 569–582.
  • Gordon, Andrew (1980). An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer. London: Fairleigh Dickinson UP.
  • — (1977). "The Modern Dream-Vision: Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and Mailer's An American Dream". Literature and Psychology. 27 (3): 100–105.
  • Gutman, Stanley T. (1975). Mankind in Barbary: The Individual and Society in the Novels of Norman Mailer. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.
  • Hampton, Jill (1990). Mythic Mailer in An American Dream (M.A.). University of Illinois at Springfield.
  • Kaufmann, Donald (1969). Norman Mailer: The Countdown (The First Twenty Years). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Langbaum, Robert (Fall 1968). "Mailer's New Style". Novel: 69–78.
  • — (1970). The Modern Spirit: Essays on the Continuity of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Leeds, Barry H. (1969). The Structured Vision of Norman Mailer. New York: NYU Press.
  • — (2002). The Enduring Vision of Norman Mailer. Bainbridge Island, Wash.: Pleasure Boat Studio.
  • — (1993). "Scorsese vs. Mailer: Boxing as Redemption in Raging Bull and An American Dream". (Unpublished Essay): 1–11.
  • Lennon, J. Michael, ed. (1986). Critical Essays on Norman Mailer. Critical Essays on American Literature. Boston: G. K. Hall.
  • —, ed. (2004). Norman Mailer's Letters on An American Dream, 1963–1969. Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press. (04.7)
  • Madden, David, ed. (1970). American Dreams, American Nightmares. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • McConnell, Frank D. (1977). "Norman Mailer and the Cutting Edge of Style". Four Postwar American Novelists: Bellow, Mailer, Barth and Pynchon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • McKinley, Maggie (2015). "Existentialism, Violent Liberation, and Racialized Masculinities: Norman Mailer's "The White Negro" and An American Dream". Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • — (Fall 2012). "Mailer's Modern Myth: Reexamining Violence and Masculinity in An American Dream". The Mailer Review. 6 (1): 158–169.
  • Merrill, Robert (1992). Norman Mailer Revisited. Boston: Twayne.
  • Millett, Kate (2016) [1970]. "Norman Mailer". Sexual Politics. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 314–335.
  • Parker, Hershel (1972). Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons: Literary Authority in American Fiction.
  • Poirier, Richard (1972). Norman Mailer. Modern Masters. New York: Viking Press.
  • Radford, Jean (1975). Norman Mailer: A Critical Study. London; Basingstoke: Macmillan Press.
  • Schulz, Max F. (1969). Radical Sophistication: Studies in Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists. Athens: Ohio University Press.
  • Solotaroff, Robert (1974). Down Mailer's Way. Urbana: U of Illinois P.
  • Tanner, Tony (1971). "On the Parapet". City of Words: American Fiction 1950–1970. New York: Harper & Row. pp. 344–371.
  • Toback, James (October 1967). "Norman Mailer Today". Commentary. pp. 67–76.
  • Wagenheim, Allan J. (1968). "Square's Progress: An American Dream". Critique. 10: 45–68.
  • Weber, Brom (1965). "A Fear of Dying: Norman Mailer's An American Dream". The Hollins Critic. II (3): 1–11.
  • Weinberg, Helen A. (1970). The New Novel in America: The Kafkan Mode in Contemporary Fiction. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Wood, Margery (1966). "Norman Mailer and Nathalie Sarraute: A Comparison of Existential Novels". Minnesota Review. 6: 68–76. Reprinted in


  • Adams, Laura (1975). "Existential Aesthetics: An Interview with Norman Mailer". Partisan Review. 42 (summer): 197–214. Reprinted in Lennon, J. Michael, ed. (1988). Conversations with Norman Mailer. Literary Conversations. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Bower, Brock (September 24, 1965). "Norman". Life.
  • Gelmis, Joseph (1970). The Film Director as Superstar. New York: Doubleday.
  • MacGregor, Martha (March 14, 1965). "The Week in Books". New York Post.
  • Matz, Charles (1970). "Mailer's Opera". Opera News. 34 (17): 14–16.
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  • Aldridge, John W. (March 19, 1965). "The Big Comeback of Norman Mailer". Life. p. 12.
  • Alvarez, A. "Norman X". The Spectator.
  • Baker, Carlos (March 11, 1965). "n.d." (Press release). Princeton, New Jersey: Dial Press, Inc. Princeton University.
  • Baker, Russell. "Kremlin Esthetics". Observer.
  • Barkham, John (March 13, 1965). "Book of the Week". Saturday Review.
  • Barkham, John (March 14, 1965). "His Dream is a Nightmare". The Sunday Bulletin. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Barrett, William. "Reader's Choice". The Atlantic Monthly. pp. 152–153.
  • Bersani, Leo (1972). "Interpretation of Dreams". In Braudy, Leo. Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. pp. 120–126.
  • Boroff, David. "'American Dream,' a Demonic Fantasy Shows Norman Mailer at His Worst". National Observer.
  • Boroff, David. "The Ragged Edge". American Judaism. p. 12, 27.
  • Buckley, Jr., William F. (September 26, 1965). "There's Hope in Mailer". The Miami Herald. p. 3-F.
  • Carpenter, Don (1967). "Carpenter on Mailer". Market Street.
  • Didion, Joan (April 20, 1965). "A Social Eye". National Review. pp. 329–330.
  • Epstein, Joseph (April 17, 1965). "Norman X: The Literary Man's Cassius Clay". New Republic. pp. 22, 24–25.
  • Hardwick, Elizabeth (Spring 1964). "Bad Boy". Partisan Review. Vol. 32. pp. 291–294.
  • Hyman, Stanley Edgar (1972). "Norman Mailer's Yummy Rump". In Braudy, Leo. Norman Mailer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. pp. 104–108.
  • Poirier, Richard (June 1965). "Morbid-Mindedness". Commentary. pp. 91–94.
  • Smothers, Jerry (March 1965). "An American Dream". Albuquerque Tribune.
  • Wolfe, Tom (March 14, 1965). "Son of Crime and Punishment, or: How to Go Eight Fast Rounds with the Heavyweight Champ and Lose". Washington Post. Book Week. pp. 1, 10, 12–13.