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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1963). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Lub / With love / - that old habit - / Norman / Nov 1963." Mailer mentions sending this copy to Lubell-Naiman in a letter printed in "Norman Mailer's Letters...." Spine lettering faded otherwise very good in nice dust jacket with red spine lettering faded to white. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "TO LUB WITH LOVE - THAT OLD HABIT"
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