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An American Dream Paperback – May 4, 1999
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Gone, we see, is the hard-carved minimalism of the Hemingway style, with Mailer offering a delirious metaphorical ride through the ugly side of individual realization. His character, Stephen Rozack, is akin to King Lear in the rain, gone insane precisely because he no longer has the staging guiding his eye and thinking.Read more ›
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Writers, American writers have since the beginning of the Republic, maybe before, attempted to tackle the question of what the American Dream of prospects, prosperity, and promises... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alfred Johnson
This book has the tours de force in prose that Mailer is so good at. Long memorable sentences seasoned with noir tones buried in a trivial, stereotypical and in 2015, a very dated... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wamut
I read this book in college and couldn't really understand it. I don't know why because it's a pretty straightforward book. It's about a somewhat out of control WW2 hero. Read morePublished 14 months ago by jack green
I started off really enjoying An American Dream (1965), Norman Mailer's chronicle of a roughly 24 hour period in the life of Stephen Rojack, a man teetering closer and closer to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Buzalka
This is one of the great American novels, but the production values of this Random House reissue are dreadful: the cheapest paper and cover stock they could get away with. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bill Stratford
Prior to reading this book, I was a big Norman Mailer fan. BUT! I did not like this book at all; it is as though Mailer put all of his personal thoughts, fantasies, and feelings... Read morePublished on July 2, 2014 by Sam
I'll start by saying two things. One, this is one of my all-time favorite novels, so I'm biased. Two, this novel has been reviewed ad nauseam so I won't re-hash what others have... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Kris Villager
I think the reviewers who gave this book one star bring up some really ridiculous points. Especially the woman who says that he "raped" the maid, which is clearly not the case. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Mark Sanchez