Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Deer Park by Norman Mailer

The Deer Park (original 1955; edition 1997)

by Norman Mailer

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
343231,955 (3.05)4
Title:The Deer Park
Authors:Norman Mailer
Info:Abacus (1997), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 398 pages
Collections:Your library

Work details

The Deer Park by Norman Mailer (1955)


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

English (1)  Hebrew (1)  All languages (2)
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.
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375700404, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:48 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Legacy Library: Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer has a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

See Norman Mailer's legacy profile.

See Norman Mailer's author page.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
7 avail.
12 wanted
4 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.05)
1 2
1.5 1
2 8
2.5 2
3 18
3.5 6
4 10
5 2


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 106,809,039 books! | Top bar: Always visible