in Primary

07.46

” ‘A Series of Tragicomedies’: Mailer’s Letters on The Deer Park.” Mailer Review, 44-76. Sixteen letters from Mailer to friends and associates, including William Styron, Robert Lindner, Mickey Knox and his Japanese translator, Eiichi Yamanishi, in which Mailer describes the long, agonizing process of completing and publishing his third novel, The Deer Park (55.4), published by Putnam’s on 14 October 1955 after being turned down by seven publishers. Rpt: fifteen of the letters are collected in SLNM.