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The deer park: A Novel

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Amid the cactus wilds some two hundred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D’Or. It is a place for starlets, directors, studio execs, and the well-groomed lowlifes who cater to them. And, as imagined by Norman Mailer in this blistering classic, Desert D’Or is a moral proving ground, where men and women discover what they really want—and how far they are willing to go to get it. 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.   Praise for The Deer Park   “A scathing portrayal of Hollywood . . . studded with brilliant and illuminating passages.”The New York Times Book Review   “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent . . . [Mailer] drives us up and down The Deer Park at breakneck speed. It is a trip through unfamiliar country, for a time funny and then unnerving.”The New Yorker   “Savage . . . brilliant . . . exhilarating.”The Atlantic Monthly   “Entertaining and wise . . . In addition to his furious energy and true ear, Mailer is simpatico with humanity . . . on a level rare in American fiction.”The New Republic   Praise for Norman Mailer   “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”The New York Times   “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”The New Yorker   “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”The Washington Post   “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”Life   “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The New York Review of Books   “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”Chicago Tribune   “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post
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Praise for The Deer Park
 
“A scathing portrayal of Hollywood . . . studded with brilliant and illuminating passages.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent . . . [Mailer] drives us up and down The Deer Park at breakneck speed. It is a trip through unfamiliar country, for a time funny and then unnerving.”The New Yorker
 
“Savage . . . brilliant . . . exhilarating.”The Atlantic Monthly
 
“Entertaining and wise . . . In addition to his furious energy and true ear, Mailer is simpatico with humanity . . . on a level rare in American fiction.”The New Republic
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”The New York Times
 
“A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The New York Review of Books
 
“The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post
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subject_facetHollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
Motion picture industry -- Fiction
title_displayThe deer park
title_fullThe Deer Park A Novel
The deer park / Norman Mailer
title_shortThe deer park
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topic_facetClassic Literature
Fiction
Literature
Motion picture industry