The Deer Park: A Novel

The Deer Park: A Novel

by Norman Mailer

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Overview

Amid the cactus wilds some two hundred 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522637196
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born in Long Branch, NJ, in 1923, and raised in Brooklyn, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the 20th century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer for The Executioner’s Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mr. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.

Hometown:

Provincetown, Massachusetts, and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 31, 1923

Date of Death:

November 10, 2007

Place of Birth:

Long Branch, New Jersey

Education:

B.S., Harvard University, 1943; Sorbonne, Paris, 1947-48

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The Deer Park 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The Deer Park was not at all what I expected, pleasantly surprised, yet I am biased to Mailer... He writes good and some of my friends have expressed their distaste... The novel is simply about a location in the deserk inhabited by the Hollywood elite in the communist days of 1950's. The style was practically indentical to Babary Shore which I also loved... There is little to say against Mailer if you are like me. A fan. I highly recommend this work of art.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first written word to the final I could not put this book down. Mr. Mailer brings alive some of the most disgusting, disfunctional characters and yet turns them into the most intriguing characters I have ever met it my life. It takes the commonly used, mis-treated, and hard to explain word "Love" and proceeds to tear it apart, examine it, then leave it for the crows that must live outside of L.A. I am a fan of Norman Mailer's and this novel shows why.