Why Are We in Vietnam? by Norman Mailer [FIRST EDITION]
FIRST EDITION / FOURTH IMPRESSION  G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition Light shelf wear to dust jacket and book cover. Clean, white, unmarked pages.
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature.
A novel about a hunting trip in Alaska which turns into an initiation rite. Vietnam is mentioned only once and the book can be seen either as an allegory or a symbolic psychic explanation of America's fighting in Vietnam.