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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.

(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. PRESENTATION COPY TO ADELINE LUBELL-NAIMAN, RECIPIENT OF A LETTER PRINTED IN THIS COLLECTION (p.26). One of 40 copies for PRESENTATION, signed by Mailer. This copy inscribed by the editor, Mike Lennon, on the title page, "To Adeline, Best wishes, Mike." There were an additional 110 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. In fine condition. 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).
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