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By Norman Mailer

During this wild battering ram of a singular, which was once initially released to mammoth controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a personality who could be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he might later profile within the Executioner's tune. As Stephen Rojack, a adorned warfare hero and previous congressman who murders his spouse in a modern long island urban high-rise, runs amok during the urban during which he used to be a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to bare a global of natural urge for food and incessant cruelty. One half Nietzsche, one half de Sade, and one half Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader via the throat and refuses to allow move.

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