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The Deer Park (original 1955; edition 1997)

by Norman Mailer

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Title:The Deer Park
Authors:Norman Mailer
Info:Abacus (1997), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 398 pages
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The deer park [novel] by Norman Mailer (1955)

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Despite the umbiguous character of an protagonist, Sergius, this book is still a mastery work of Norman Mailer. The scene was set in Hollywood, California, where the sun was always shining. In the world of hypocricy, we have to give ourselves to hypocricy if we want to be saved.
  CharlesSwann | Dec 31, 1969 |
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Amid the cactus wilds some two hudred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the well-groomed lowlifes who cater to them. And, as imagined by Norman Mailer in this blistering classic of 1950s Hollywood, Desert D'Or is a moral proving ground, where men and women discover what they really want—and how far the are willing to go to get it.

The Deer Park is the story of two interlacing love affairs. Sergius O'Shaugnessy is a young ex-Air Force pilot whose good looks and air of indifference launch him into the orbit of the radiant actress Lulu Meyers. Charles Eitel is a brilliant director wounded by accusations of communism—and whose liaison with the volatile Elena Esposito may supply the coup de grace to his career. As Mailer traces their couplings and uncouplings, their uneasy flirtation with success and self-extinction, he creates a legendary portrait of America's machinery of desire.

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